This report is on progress towards development of a shipboard maintenance and repair system to meet the needs of the industry and U.S. Coast Guard requirements. Based on inputs from operators, a basic system design was developed and a diesel-plant prototype system was produced and installed on board the dry-bulk carrier MV SUGAR ISLANDER (unattended diesel plant). During the one-year evaluation, a series of casualties and extended shipyard periods prevented full system usage and limited collection of data. As a result, report conclusions and recommendations are tentative. Accomplishment of preventive maintenance actions, although limited to 38 percent of total requirements, resulted in timely discovery of deteriorated machinery conditions with an estimated cost benefit of $40,800. ADP-operated machinery history and spare parts inventory control subsystems worked well and provided valuable data to ship and shore M&R managers. System users appraised the system as needed to get away from breakdown maintenance, to promote maintenance program continuity, and to provide effective methods for both shipboard and shore management of M&R. Recommendations are to continue system evaluation under the total-ship prototype project (Contract No. 7-38014), inform industry of results to date, and continue development for gas turbine plants and other cargo types.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Stanwick Company, Norfolk, Virginia and TIMSCO, Incorporated, Mobile, Alabama.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Gulf Marine, Incorporated

    4450 General De Gaulle Drive
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70114

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, P F
    • Kelly, R E
    • Viele, J W
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 163 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38042
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM