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rudderstock5 karma

Not necessarily. We had 3 main generators of which during normal sailing only one was in continuous operation. And the second generator was utilized only during manoeuvring or Cargo discharge. Ofcourse during sailing we switched the generators that were running to mainting the working hours even in each generator.

Also we did not have a shaft generator coupled with the main engine, as is the case for a lot many of commercial vessels.

rudderstock1 karma

But don't you have an emergency generator? I'm a merchant Mariner myself. I know the rules of merchant vessels don't apply to military vessels. But I'm just curious. We had a similar situation while crossing the Atlantic. But the emergency generator came on and we were able to rectify the issue in about 3 hours.