Part one of the report on the collision on 8 November 2018 between the frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker Sola TS outside the Sture Terminal in Norway has been published.
The collision was quite remarkable, as it took place in good visibility in a VTS area and the sunken Frigate was an advanced vessel with all of the latest navigational aids.
A joint investigation of the collision has been carried out by the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) and the Defence Accident Investigation Board Norway (DAIBN) has together with the Marine Safety Investigation Unit of Malta and the Spanish Standing Commission for Maritime Accident and Incident Investigations (CIAIM).
The part one report contains the results of the AIBN’s investigation of the sequence of events up until the time when the collision occurred. The AIBN’s investigation has shown that the situation was made possible by a number of operational, technical, organisational and systemic factors. The AIBN has submitted 15 safety recommendations based on the investigation of the sequence of events leading up to the collision.
To download the report and recommendations please visit the AIBN website by clicking here.