Review of maintenance strategies for ship machinery systems

Karatuğ Ç., Arslanoğlu Y., Soares C. G.

Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, vol.22, no.5, pp.233-247, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/20464177.2023.2180831
  • Journal Name: Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Compendex, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-247
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study presents the state-of-art and future trends of the maintenance approaches to ship machinery systems. A systematic review process is conducted to identify relevant literature. Firstly, literature is examined by bibliometric analyses based on the determination of the distribution of papers by years, the top authors, papers, journals, and organisations. Then, studies in the literature are reviewed and presented. In addition, the advantages and difficulties of each maintenance strategy are discussed. Finally, an effective maintenance policy that can implement in new ship concepts such as autonomous marine vessels is introduced in line with the information from the literature. In the future, it is believed that maintenance practices will be performed via the condition-based approach when the evolution of followed maintenance operations in ship machinery systems is examined. However, it should be underlined that more effective and powerful maintenance management can be achieved by supporting the system performance monitoring with reliability and risk approaches.