The cruise ship “Viking Sky” is on the weekend due to low oil Pressure in distress. The pressure is within the prescribed limits, but has been relatively low, as the ship was driving through a dangerous area on the Norwegian coast.
It could be provisionally found that this was the direct cause of the engine trouble of the ship, informed the Director Lars Alvestad of the Norwegian Maritime authority on Wednesday at a press conference in Haugesund.
the difficult conditions on the water were playing, in all probability, a role, said Alvestad. The storm churned up the lake have moved the tank so badly that the lubricating oil pumps have failed your supply. The have triggered an Alarm due to low oil Pressure, which have led to the automatic shutdown of the engines.
The shipping company Viking Cruises informed, according to the Norwegian broadcasting company NRK, you will appreciate the fast and effective investigation of the Maritime authority. On all of the sister the Lubricating oil levels have been checked vessels. Now, procedures of the company were examined, in order to ensure that this Problem show up again.
During a twelve-day cruise on the “Viking Sky” on Saturday due to the engine problem in the coastal area of Hustadvika in distress. On Board 1373 people were at the time. Among the travelers, the British and Americans mainly, but also two women with a German passport.
Almost 500 people were taken by helicopter to the country, the rest of the passengers and crew members arrived on Sunday afternoon with the to the point in time drive capable ship to the port of the small town of Molde – more than 24 hours after the emergency call.
On Wednesday, the “Viking Sky” of Molde, drove to a shipyard in Kristiansund, where multiple damages should be repaired on the ship. The shipping company hopes, according to the Norwegian news Agency NTB that the ship can go again in April on a cruise. A trip through Scandinavia and the North sea-Baltic canal, which was supposed to start on Wednesday, had been canceled in the Wake of the drama of the ship.
According to the lenient outcome of the drama was a big discussion in Norway about whether the ship in the storm would really have to be on the road. One of the participating pilot and the coast guard defended the decision, shipping experts moved in, however, you are in doubt. In the Hustadvika it come down more to ship accidents. The “Viking Sky” threatened temporarily to run in the field.