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Proving proper planned maintenance

Maritime Risk International

Proving proper planned maintenance

The key to preventing equipment failure claims is found in a vessel’s planned maintenance system, write Alexianna Kalafati and John Southam, of the North P&I Club

Preventing breakdowns of vessel equipment and machinery requires high standards of maintenance, but even well-maintained equipment fails. If that failure leads to commercial disputes and cargo claims, the shipowner will need to prove that the right procedures were followed. A good planned maintenance system (PMS) is essential for the safe and efficient operation of a vessel.

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