SEABULK TRADER; Material Failure (Vessels)
MISLE Activity Number: 3398377
Originating Unit: Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles
MISLE Activity Owner: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Activity Controller: Commandant (CG-5453)
MISLE Case Number:
I. INCIDENT BRIEF
While underway, outbound in the Calcasieu River below beacon 96,
with pilot onboard and two tugboat alongside,
the vessel experienced a momentary loss of propulsion due to a lube oil pump trip.
The pump trip occurred as a result of a failed temperature regulator,
which caused a low lube oil temperature,
leading to a high current draw and an over-current trip.
The back up lube oil pump started immediately
and the engine was restarted on bridge control.
The vessel maintained headway and steering
and remained safely within the channel at all times.
The temperature regulator was repaired and
the lube oil pump was tested.
All equipment is in good order