They're has not been much more talk about the incident, other than then the official press release which points to human error, yet again. Those damn pesky semi autonomous employees. Ever notice how its never the systems in place that are to blame - mmmmmmm. I will keep my ears open as I am sure there is a simple answer, I would suspect the root cause being (ta da - what a surprise) cheapness on the part of the builder, using one pump for too many uses, rather then using two pumps to keep systems segregated. Without inside information, the root cause will most likely never surface as it is tidier and more expedient to blame one individual.
To answer TexMar comment, I believe they do have an engine lube oil testing program. Almost all boats I have worked on this coast use Finning's SOS analysis - since most coastal operators use diesel fuel and already have frequent oil changes, the analysis are rarely more than an exercise in paperwork management. Not like heavy fuel burning, and the wild wild west mentality of bunker suppliers the world over which makes fuel and lube testing a routine and critical part of operations. The chief on the Rhapsody of the Seas was more than happy if I sent away a lube sample from each engine every week.
On the fuel side, I have not yet seen a regional operator use fuel testing labs. Generally fuel quality on the BC Coast has not been an issue. Most of the diesel fuel (i might be mistaken), come from the Chevron or Mohawk refineries which has been providing a product that has a good track record. From what I have heard its made from "sweet Alaskan crude". Out of all the diesel fuel I have worked with, its the prettiest I have ever seen! (if your into that type of stuff). Clear, water like appearance with a slight golden tinge, that rarely clogs up filters. Individual station fuel management is another story, but the big supplier, maybe 5 or 6 on the coast are mindful that word of bad fuel travels fast and take care to deliver a good product.
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