Low oil pressure was the cause of the cruise ship Viking Sky was stalling.
It informs the Norwegian maritime authorities, Sjøfartsdirektoratet, Wednesday at a news conference and in a press release.
- We can provisionally state that the direct cause to the vessel's engines stalled, was low oil pressure, saith the Sjøfartsdirektoratet.
the Cruise ship lost on Saturday, motive power in a heavy storm with 1373 people on board. It was dangerously close to bumping against the ground.
- the Level of the lubricating oil was within the limits specified, but relatively low, as the vessel lost power, notes Sjøfartsdirektoratet.
the Company behind the Viking Sky, Viking Cruises, appreciate the rapid and effective investigations' conducted by Sjøfartsdirektoratet.
- We understand and acknowledge their findings. We have inspected the levels of lubricating oil on all of our sister ships, and we are now procedures in order to ensure that this problem will not occur again, says Viking Cruises in a press release.
Sjøfartsdirektoratet has prepared a general sikkerhedsmelding to ensure the supply of lubricating oil for engines and other critical systems.
the Directorate continues its work to uncover the underlying reasons for the motorstoppet. In addition, the directorate develop actions based on what you find out, according to the press release.
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