Report: Engine Failure And Near Grounding Of Cruise Ship Viking Sky Cruise – What Actually Happened
A safety investigation has been started by the Accident Investigation Board Norway for the engine failure incident that happened with the cruise ship Viking Sky at Hustadvika on the 23rd of March 2019.
The United States and the United Kingdom are also a part of the investigation as substantially interested states.
An interim report which has a simple description and the things that were found out initially after the incident is issued by the AIBN. The actions that the company had taken are also included in the report. Moreover, the recommendations that were brought out by the Norwegian Maritime Administration immediately after the incident was also supported by the AIBN.
The investigation will continue to happen along with the analysis of the sequence of events and systematize and analyze factual information. The interim reports define the other areas that are to be investigated further.
Location: Hustadvika, Fræna municipality, Møre og Romsdal
Occurrence date: 23.03.2019
Accident category: Technical failure
Area: Norwegian Territorial Waters
IMO number: 9650420
Name of vessel: Viking Sky
Accident type: Technical failure, propulsion or auxiliary engines
Vessel type: Passenger Ship – Ferry
Register: The Norwegian International Ship Register