Engine Room Photos

20th November 2006, 17:16
I took quite a few photos of the engine room of the ship I was last on, and thought people here would be quite interested. It's an 10RTA96C main engine and MAK 8M25 gennies. I'll just post a few directly here, and link to the full set on flickr.

One of the 3 main engine turbochargers. They spin at up to 9000rpm to provide boost at just over 2 bar.

Tachometer and rev counter - it does 100rpm at most in either direction.


Looking up from the bottom of the engine to the top.


The propellor shaft which is solid steel and about 1m in diameter.


The whole set is here (http://flickr.com/photos/cybergibbons/sets/72157594324779107/) if anyone is interested.

20th November 2006, 17:16
The power meter. Reads in MW. We were coming alongside when I took this, so only 14MW being developed.


Top of the engine. 10 cylinders, 96cm bore, 250cm stroke = 18,000l. Most it ever makes in service is about 50MW at 96rpm. Each stroke has about 150ml of fuel injected, and we burn at most 220 tonnes a day. Refilling the sump takes about 60,000l of oil.


20th November 2006, 18:48
Nice photos.

I would enjoy seeing some more photos of the Engine room. Certainly a bit different from my time. Nice and clean but the E/R smell would no doubt be the same.

Chief Engineer's Daughter
20th November 2006, 22:02
cybergibbons, I agree with raybnz, excellent photos. How often did you have to sooji the engine room? It is VERY clean! Its a pity I couldn't visit your ship, I think it would be absolutley fascinating. (Thumb)


John Rogers
20th November 2006, 22:29
Great pictures,the shaft and tunnel are awesome,the tunnels and shafts of my old ships are dwarfed by thees.

21st November 2006, 08:27
Excellent set of photographs and wish you every success in your career at sea. To obtain a bigger and wider exposure it might be wise to place these photographs in the Gallery as that is one of the most favourite locations on SN

Frank P
21st November 2006, 08:55
Welcome onboard Cybergibbons, they are nice photos, enjoy the site.


Derek Roger
21st November 2006, 15:13
First class series of machinery space phtographs . Excellent !!
Never seen a purifier before without oil all over the place ? How is that done ?

21st November 2006, 16:16
Thanks for the comments everyone. It's so clean because the fitter, oiler and wiper were really hard workers, and the ship is fairly new - so not very much has had the chance to leak yet.

non descript
21st November 2006, 17:06
Cybergibbons, thank you for taking the time to post them in The Gallery, much appreciated. Excellent stuff. (Thumb)

21st November 2006, 17:30
Only 3 ratings down below? How many engineers?

21st November 2006, 17:39
Cybergibbons, thank you for taking the time to post them in The Gallery, much appreciated. Excellent stuff. (Thumb)

I'll stick some more in over the next few days as well.

21st November 2006, 17:40
Only 3 ratings down below? How many engineers?

Chief, First, Second, Third and Leccy.

Peter B
21st November 2006, 18:02
Chief, First, Second, Third and Leccy.
Am I getting this right? Four engineers, an electrician and three ratings in the engine room? Full time? In 2006? That seems like a lot of people to me!

21st November 2006, 18:24
A lot of people? Seems like hardly any to me!
Even in BP we still have 5 Clankies down Below, plus Leckie, 3 Oilers and a Fitter.
Up until a couple of years ago, the VLCCs had the following:

Senior 3/E
Junior 3/E
Senior 4/E
Junior 4/E
2 x J/E
ETO (R) GMDSS gear + Deck/Accommdation
ETO (E) Pump Room/Engine Room
3 x Oilers
2 x Fitters

Plus there was the occasional riding squad on top of that, as well as boy ratings.

What company cybergibbons? P&ONL?

21st November 2006, 18:33
Yes, it's a ex-PONL now Maersk kind of ship. All of the cabins on the ship (except one maintenence crew one) are full, so I think it may actually be overmanned if you go by the specifications. Nearly everything has automated control (which on the whole works), and nearly everything is extremely reliable. It only gets a bit hectic on coastals when, for example, you need to change an exhaust valve, change all the spill valves, and look after a shore team doing work.

21st November 2006, 22:33
Engine room pictures and such are cool !
Most pictures tend to be angleshot the "pretty" outside, not too many pictures of the mechanicals around

21st November 2006, 22:45
Hmm, must have had another 'moment' could have sworn I replied to this earlier.
Anyway, what I was going to ask was do you know Matt Eade (Scarborough)?
He's been with P&ONL a few years now (since 2001).
Still trying to remember the name of his mate, another Scarborough lad, but an Engineer. Think his first name was 'Seb'.

21st November 2006, 23:12
Matt Eade was 3ON when I first joined the Hudson. Not met a Seb yet...

21st November 2006, 23:46
I believe he's at sea just now, haven't spoken to him for some time as our trips/leaves always seem to conflict.
Shared a flat with him (and Seb) in Sunny Sooth Shields for a few months.
Do you have internet on your ships yet?

22nd November 2006, 01:13
No, no internet yet... he's not on the last fleet list I got, so I can't tell you which ship he's on (you can e-mail him). Have BP ships got internet access then?

22nd November 2006, 01:28
Aye, had it for about 18 months now. All newbuilds are built with it, and older ships are being fitted during drydock/any heavy maintenance.
On some ships, if you have a laptop, you can get internet in your cabin! Free Satellite phone calls (unlimited usage) from your cabin, and Satellite TV (again, on some ships in your cabin).
Of course, when we went to the states last year, we all bought Ipods and got downloading. Ha!

albert dickinson
27th November 2006, 09:40
Where do i find photo's of the Emma Maersk's engines

27th November 2006, 10:41
Warm welcome Albert to SN enjoy it and all it has to offer. AN engine similiar to the one you want is On http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/

27th November 2006, 11:48
Where do i find photo's of the Emma Maersk's engines

One here from Patalavaca: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/39270/cat/500/ppuser/3653

27th November 2006, 14:53
It's a change to see some engineroom photos, I always carried a camera with me at sea, but to my regret it stayed in the case ,or was used for signing of days etc,like most engine room hands that I knew.

Slainte Billy

27th November 2006, 16:46
It's pretty hard getting photos of the outside of the ship when you're on it all the time!

I took about 400 photos when I was paying off, mainly for my return to college as I was asked to get as many good photos of modern engine rooms as possible... most of the teaching stuff dates from, well, a long time before I was born.