The Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation’s gearless dry bulk carrier Tim S. Dool had started to behave abnormally immediately after a refit period. The vessel’s shaft line began to vibrate badly following the overhaul by a competitor, and the company had no option but to take the ship out of service. Algoma approached Wärtsilä, which supplied its new modern, composite water-lubricated sterntube bearings in tandem with shaft alignment expertise.
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