After a tanker ran aground in 1997, Intertech supplied the new Sterntube Bearing during her repair period in
Application: Sterntube Bearings
Sizes: 513 x 448 x 600 mm (20.2 x 17.6 x 23.6")
This vessel ran aground near the coast of Venezuela, causing a spill of crude oil within territorial waters. The
captain was imprisoned for approximately 8 years for allegedly not following correct regulations.
After the ship was lifted and the remaining oil removed from the tanks, the vessel was moved to a nearby yard for
repair work. The owner of the ship chose Vesconite for the stern tube bearing because of the favourable properties
of the material when used in a water lubricated stern tube application.