According to an article published by Ship and Bunker news, Classification society ClassNK has issued a warning over reports of corrosion on scrubber-equipped vessels that may lead to seawater leakage if left unaddressed.
Incidents of seawater leakage
The organization “has received several reports for incidents that seawater leakage was detected from distance piece attached to the hull on SOx scrubber discharge water line,“ it said in a note published Thursday.
Shipowners advised checking scrubbers
He added, “Until now, the leakages were detected at an early stage and did not cause heavy water ingress. However, ClassNK has concerns that similar incidents would occur in the future for the other vessels as well and may cause more serious accidents such as a large amount of leakage and water ingress.”
The organization advised shipowners with scrubbers fitted to their ships to check the discharge water lines on their vessels for any signs of corrosion.
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