HATCH COVERS: MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION WITH REFERENCE TO FAILURES IN SERVICE

Although hatch covers are a vitally important part of the ship system, it is common experience that they can be troublesome and prone to leakage and other failures in service. This paper briefly reviews the statutory position and the main hatch cover design variations, before going on to discuss the very real practical problems of maintenance and operation that are inherent to many designs. The paper suggests short term management approaches using check lists and operational procedures to spot defects before they cause loss or damage. The same approach can be used to plan maintenance. The presentation is illustrated with specific hatch cover failures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Inst Marine Engrs Trans, v 107 pt 3, 1995, p 223 [18 p, 4 ref, 4 tab, 12 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Byrne, D
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM