Investigation of marine accident in Gloppefjorden, Sogn og Fjordane

Description

The AIBN has decided to investigate the foundering of the fishing vessel Iris that happened 20 October 2018. Four persons on board had finished fishing and the vessel was sailing into the Gloppefjorden. Water intrusion caused the vessel to sink rapidly. Three people managed to swim ashore. The fourth person was found dead in the sea at 0150 the following day. The AIBN has started gathering information about the accident.

Latest update: 10.01.2019

Location
Gloppefjorden, Sogn og Fjordane
Occurrence date
20.10.2018
Accident category
Foundering
Area
Norwegian Territorial Waters
Name of vessel
Iris
Accident type
Fatal Accident, Loss of stability
Vessel type
Fishing Vessel
Register
The Norwegian Ship Register
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