Turbocharger failures are on the increase Taken from: Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery /WTG 2012
Since the beginning of 2010 there has been a clear and worrying increase in the number of turbocharger failures, according to Kay Wetzel, staff surveyor at the Association of Hanseatic Marine Underwriters (VHT).
VHT has 86 insurance company members with over 2,200 hull and machinery policies for a wide range of vessels, and handles some 1,000 claims a year of various kinds.
Mr Wetzel says that the majority of main engine claims involve exhaust gas turbocharger failures. VHT’s investigati....Please login to read the rest of this story
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