Turkish offshore supply ship aground on Kos Coast

Turkish offshore supply ship ALCATRAS  IMO 8730716, GT 204, built 1991. ALCATRAS ran aground on northern tip of Kos Island, Greece, Aegean Sea, in the morning Dec 26

Vessel is  be stuck in a difficult situation some 40 meters off the coast in stormy weather.… Read more

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UK Eyes Plans for Privatisation of Ship Register

Britain used to have the biggest merchant fleet in the world, but the number of UK registered vessels has declined sharply since the 1970s, even though London remains the legal and financial hub for the global shipping industry, says a report in FT.… Read more
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Fuel heater used onboard ship


For burning heavy fuel oil in a boiler furnace, or a compression-ignition engine, it is necessary to pre-heat it. This may be done in a shell and tube unit either with plain tubes (Figure 2.22) or tubes with fins bonded to them and the oil flowing on the outside of the tubes.… Read more

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Charge Air Coolers

The charge air coolers fitted to reduce the temperature of air after the turbo-charger and before entry to the diesel engine cylinder, are provided with fins on the heat transfer surfaces to compensate for the relatively poor heat transfer properties of air.… Read more

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