Nets, fishing lines, and other types of ropes can be a real curse for stern tube seal systems. When entangled in the propeller of a vessel, these external objects might work their way into the AFT seal system and damage the lip seals. Resulting in seawater ingress into the system and even oil leakage.
These pictures are from another successful service job from one of our service engineers.
Lines and nets were of course removed, the whole system was cleaned and overhauled with new compatible spare parts from RM Propulsion and the vessel is good to go again. We wish the crew fair winds and following seas. For more information on our stern tube seal service click here