Massive Diesel Engines on Scientific Research Vessel – The Golden Shadow’s Engines

How big are The Golden Shadow's Engines?

This video about The Golden Shadow’s Engines was taken aboard Living Oceans Foundation ocean research vessel during the Farasan Islands Expedition to the Red Sea.

About The Golden Shadow’s Engines

How big is the engine? We have on board Shadow, two 9 cylinder diesel engines made by Deutz (if one breaks down you can always get home on the other one, unlike your car). It is a diesel engine and uses a lower grade diesel fuel than you would put in your diesel car, but it uses a LOT. They sit side by side in the bottom of the ship and drive two propellers through gearboxes. The propeller shown has just been polished.

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