SCAN Stigandi departs yard - experiences engine failureVessel & ROV News // June 25, 2008
SCAN Geophysical rpeorts that on the evening of June 20th, the seismic vessel SCAN Stigandi departed from Irving Shipyard in Halifax to transit to her first survey area, after having undergone all required tests prior to departure.
However, during the transit, variations in the main engine’s oil
pressure gave indications towards a malfunction in one of the main engine systems.
The vessel was towed to Pier 33 in Nova Scotia in order to assess the variations, work being supervised by the engine manufacturer.
It has become evident that one of the cylinder liners is slightly torn and will have to be changed.
The engine manufacturer is sending spare parts to cover all cylinder units together with a team of service engineers. The engine is now being opened to check if any parts or systems beyond the cylinder liner have been damaged.
It was estimated to take approximately 2-3 days before all
systems are checked.