Blackouts and resulting loss of propulsion have long been considered a major accident hazard for the passenger industry. Depending on the operational situation, loss of propulsion may pose an imminent threat to the ship and its passengers and crew.
Guidance paper leads you through the different steps for effective prevention and recovery of blackout
Fortunately, most incidents do not have significant consequences as they usually occur while in transit in open sea. Still, more can be done to reduce the likelihood that such events occur, so that they do not happen in more high-risk situations. Through implementing the best practices and recommendations from DNV’s guidance paper, the industry can significantly reduce the risks of blackout and loss of propulsion, and thereby take a step change to improving safety.