Auxiliary Engine Damage

July 1, 2019

The Vessel suffered a catastrophic damage on one of her auxiliary engines, which exploded shattering the engine block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder covers and a multitude of assorted components. Owners’ initial schedule to repair major components was unsuccessful as Class did not approve, so further major spare parts needed to be sourced and provided. As a result, the downtime of the Vessel was extended, increasing the associated costs further.

Appointed by Underwriters, we attended the Vessel in Indonesia, investigated the nature, cause and extent of the casualty and determined the Underwriters’ liability under the Vessel’s H&M and LoH policies.

Repairs were followed up and regular reports and updates were issued to the principals. The Assured’s claim invoices were submitted and were reviewed, analyzed and commented upon.