In an unfortunate event, one of the pistons seized in the cylinder, causing the connecting rod to part and move freely, consequently fracturing the entire engine block prior shutdown.

The engine block, crankcase, crankshaft, camshaft as well as a number of units were condemned due to the incident.

Repairs for this kind are always long lasting, consisting of extensive removals in way of the yacht’s accommodation / saloon, tricky maneuvers with mobile cranes in tight spaces, and almost compete renewal of engine components (which in many cases have long delivery times).

Having long-term experience in such damages, our Piraeus Head Office Surveyors were appointed on behalf of H&M Underwriters, closely monitored repairs, assisted Owners with local market knowledge for acquiring competitive quotations, and continuously reported developments thereof.