Thursday, 20 October 2016

20th October 2016

Category: Fuel

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Found port fuel tank had ruptured and dumped 135 Ltrs of diesel into the bilge. Luckily the bilge was designed to capture any fuel lose so water not contaminated.

Fuel pumped out and area cleaned and then fuel tank removed and taken to specialist for examination as to extent of corrosion inside. With the tank removed opportunity to scrub the area and remove all traces of diesel and smell.

Section on the tank cut out which clearly showed that corrosion was extensive. The tank will be replaced with a new one.