Viking Sky Near Grounding the Result of Low Lubricating Oil

The Accident Investigation Board of Norway has published an interim report on its investigation into the Viking Sky’s loss power and near-grounding in heavy weather off the coast of Norway last March. The Viking Ocean Cruises cruise ship had 915 passengers and 458 crew on board when it experienced a blackout and loss of propulsion in forecasted gale to storm force conditions … [Read more...]

Viking River Cruise Ship and Chemical Tanker Collide Near Antwerp

A chemical tanker and a Viking inland cruise ship collided on the Western Scheldt near the Port of Antwerp on Monday, causing damage to both vessels. Viking confirmed that no passengers on board the Viking Idun were injured after colliding with the tanker Chemical Marketer while sailing from Antwerp to Ghent. The collision occurred just after midnight on Monday morning … [Read more...]

Norway: Low Oil Pressure Caused Viking Sky’s Engine Blackout

OSLO, March 27 (Reuters) - The engines of a luxury cruise ship that narrowly escaped disaster during a storm off Norway on Saturday failed because of relatively low levels of lubricating oil in the engines, the Norwegian Maritime Authority said on Wednesday. The Viking Sky, with almost 1,400 passengers and crew aboard, sent out a mayday signal on Saturday as it drifted in … [Read more...]

U.S., U.K. Join Norway in Investigating Viking Sky Engine Failure

Maritime authorities in Norway, Britain and the United States have started investigating the loss of power on board the Viking Sky cruise ship which nearly led to its grounding along the west coast of Norway over the weekend. The 2017-built luxury cruise ship had 1,378 passengers and crew on board when its engines failed and it drifted dangerously close to shore near the … [Read more...]