Saturday afternoon came an emergency message from the Norwegian cruise ship, the Viking Sky. All four engines had stopped working and the vessel drifted towards the shore. Despite the very high waves and managed the crew cast anchor and a long, drawn-out bailout began. Only after one day, the ship was safely in the port of Molde.
But to a passenger ship all the engines are knocked out at the same time, belong, according to Tomas Åström, unusual and shouldn't really be able to happen.
– It is jätteovanligt, " he says.
and there can be upwards of 6,000 people on board some cruise ship. The larger a ship is, the harder it is to evacuate.
– The best lifeboat is why the ship itself. Building security in order to be able to stay on board and not have to go in the lifeboats, " says Tomas Åström.
Therefore built passenger ships nowadays with completely separated engine rooms. If the two engines in one engine room put out, can the two engines in the other engine room take over and bring the ship safely into port. Something that does not went on the Viking Sky.
depends on. But the risk that other ships will have similar problems is small, says Tomas Åström.
– To the sea, it is just a ship you build, you can build a series on max ten and sell. In aviation, you have a series of maybe 400 plan which is exactly the same, " he says, referring to america's Boeing, which, after two fatal rice markets in portugal in a short time stopped around 350 planes of the model, the 737 Max 8.
– you will Discover that it is the fault of a ship it is seldom that there is a sister ship that is affected, " says Tomas Åström.
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