Investigation of marine accident, collision outside the Sture Oil Terminal in Hjeltefjorden, Norway

Description

On the morning of Thursday 8 November 2018, the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) was informed of a collision between the frigate 'KNM Helge Ingstad' and the Maltese registered tanker 'Sola TS' in Hjeltefjorden, outside the Sture terminal in Øygarden Municipality in Hordaland County, Norway. The AIBN contacted the Defence Accident Investigation Board Norway (DAIBN) and it was decided to initiate a joint investigation into the accident, led by the AIBN. The AIBN then contacted the Marine Safety Investigation Unit of Malta (MSIU), which is also a participating party in the investigation; cf. Chapter 18 Section 474 of the Norwegian Maritime Code.

29 November 2018 the AIBN publishes a preliminary report on the accident and two interim safety recommendations. This preliminary report is published to communicate the information obtained during the initial phase of the ongoing investigation. The purpose is to provide a brief update on how the investigation is progressing as well as a preliminary description of the sequence of events and disseminate safety-critical issues identified at this stage of the investigation. This preliminary report also identifies areas that need further investigation and describes lines of investigation that will be followed up.

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Tankskipet Sola TS som den norske fregatten "KNM Helge Ingstad" kolliderte med natt til torsdag nær Stureterminalen i Øygarden.
Foto: Jan Kåre Ness / NTB scanpix

Photo: Jan Kåre Ness / NTB scanpix

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Photo: The Norwegian Coastal Administration

Latest update: 29.11.2018

Location
Outside Sture Oil Terminal in Hjeltefjorden, Norway
Occurrence date
08.11.2018
Accident category
Collision
Area
Norwegian Territorial Waters
IMO number
- / 9724350
Name of vessel
KNM Helge Ingstad / Sola TS
Accident type
Pollution/environmental damage, Capsize, Collision
Vessel type
Misc. Ship/ Tanker
Register
The Norwegian Ship Register/ Other Flag State
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