Steering gear planned maintenance instructions
Date issue released
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.

Issue number
Transport Function
Marine: Shipboard operations
Issue Owner
Odfjell Management
Mode of Transport
Issue Status Justification

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

Proactive action
Action number
Odfjell Management
Action date
Action Status
Action description

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.