As some of the hardest-worked machinery in the engineroom, turbos are liable to breakdown without regular attention. However, the number of failures of TORM’s radial turbos has collapsed by a massive 95% because the maintenance programme has been so effective for its fleet.

As the head of TORM’s technical division, Jesper Jensen, explains, the tankers no longer depend on shore-based repairs. As a result, downtime for repairs of the turbos has been almost completely eliminated.