November 28, 2019

Investigation of Marine Accident With Viking Sky Recalls Safe Return To Port

The Accident Investigation Board Norway has initiated a safety investigation after the incident with the cruise ship Viking Sky’s engine failure at Hustadvika (Norway) on Saturday 23 March 2019.

The AIBN issued an interim report with a simplified narrative and initial findings from the incident. The report also include actions taken by the company. Further, the AIBN support the Norwegian Maritime Administration’s recommendations issued shortly after the incident.

Areas of further investigation include:

  • Engine room alarm management
  • Passage planning
  • Decision support
  • Lubricating oil management
  • Evacuation and LSA
  • Safety management
  • Local weather conditions and bathymetry
  • Safe Return to Port