Wilde times with Mary

December 6, 2010

The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has a couple of recent safety bulletins that may affect you, in your job as seagoing engineer. The one that caught my eye recently, is a Harmonic Filter failure in the propulsion system of Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. Harmonic Filters, a bank of capacitors, are generally part of any modern Diesel Electric propulsion system, used to stabilize and “clean” the network. The internal…