MGN 34 Lifeboat, compression ignition engines emergency

Advises on fuel and lubricating oils for emergency engines which will not be affected should the ship sail in areas of low temperature.


MGN 34 Lifeboat engines and other compression ignition engines used in an emergency (M+F)

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Notice to:

  • shipowners
  • superintendents
  • chief Engineers

Fuel flow may be affected by increased stickness and the formation of wax crystals at lower temperatures.

Suitable fuels may not always be available in the United Kingdom.

Published 1 October 1998