Professional Mariner - March 2020

Shaft bearing study finds EALs perform well in ‘most situations’

Phase one of a new study by the classification society DNV GL has found that environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) are as safe as mineral oil-based lubricants for shaft bearing applications in most conditions, except when temperatures are low and oil-film pressure is high.

In memoriam: Susan Buchanan

Maritime journalism lost a valuable member of its community with the passing of Susan Buchanan, 67, on Nov. 22, 2019.

Casualty briefs

Mate at helm sleeping when tow struck riverside restaurant The mate helming a towboat pushing 15 barges up the Ohio River was asleep when the tow struck a marina and restaurant last fall, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which…