Marine safety issues and actions

Steering gear planned maintenance instructions

Issue number: MO-2016-005-SI-01
Who it affects: All workers on ships managed by Odfjell Management
Issue owner: Odfjell Management
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 326-MO-2016-005
Date: 05 October 2017

Safety issue description

Bow Singapore’s planned maintenance system for the steering gear did not include or contain any schedules for detailed inspections or parts replacement.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Odfjell Management
Action number: MO-2016-005-NSA-006
Date: 05 October 2017
Action status: Closed

Following the incident, Odfjell Management introduced 3 and 6 month job entries into their planned maintenance system for the inspection and testing of the steering gear unit. The 6‑monthly schedule included specific requirements relating to preventative maintenance of the steering gear solenoid valve.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The action taken by Odfjell Management will significantly reduce the likelihood of an unexpected steering gear component failure.

Last update 11 July 2018