engines of cruise ship off Norway shutdown by storm?

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  1. RAraujo
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    If I'm not mistaken the daily service fuel tanks are always kept full (or almost full) so fuel starvation would be very unlikely.
     
  2. Angélique
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    But for now the engines shut down cause seems to have been (unjust ?) too low registered engine lubrication oil levels, probably due to sloshing ?
     
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  3. Angélique
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    I've just looked at the builder's datasheet PDF for the 23,520 kW total installed power, 14,500 kW (61.6%) is for propulsion, and 9,020 kW (38.4%) to control the ship and for convenience, didn't know the latter would be that high . . o_O
     
  4. RAraujo
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    They usually are built to run on 3 engines most of the time. The asymmetry in the engine arrangement also gives greater flexibility allowing to run the engines on their most efficient regime at several loads.
     
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  5. Angélique
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    Ah, that explains the power surplus, thanks . . :)
     

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    A thorough analysis of the incident has just been published: Video
     
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