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    #31
    Now, don't take this as a too precise statement, but my understanding is that Viking Sky anchored somewhere in the red circle I've drawn.
    As you can see, there are a lot of rockies around the place.

    If you want to explore the area yourself, you'll find the chart here: https://www.norgeskart.no/?&_ga=2.25...ng&layers=1008

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      #32
      This is the actual track of Viking Sky from marinetraffic.com

      They were really close to ending up on one of the many underwater reefs and rocks.

      IMG_5976 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Jan-Olav, I took the liberty to shear this on another forum (GCaptain) where there are a lot of interest in this near catastrophe. Hope you don't mind.

      • pakarang
        pakarang commented
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        No problem, ombugge. It's a common screen save from marinetraffic.com

      #33
      A documentary on NRK TV1 today re: the double drama on Hustadvika a week ago: https://tv.nrk.no/program/DMMR61140019
      Of course the program is mostly in Norwegian, but the pictures and the phlegmatic Master on the Hagland Captain tell a good part of the story.

      The two British ladies does also sound like the handled the trauma pretty well.

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      • Sterkoder
        Sterkoder commented
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        And that stern wave hitting HAGLAND CAPTAIN cargo vessel was HUGE! (Yeah, yeah, there are most certainly someone out there who experienced larger, but anyway).

      #34
      That was a very well made summary of the things that happened out there that day.

      The conditions were really high that day.

      The HC appeared to be very professional and experienced in his command. Well done! So happy he (they) was/were able to return to their ship before it was crushed at some rocks.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        #35
        Not a good week/month for Viking Ocean Cruises at all, according to a Greek media site, the Viking Jupiter collided with the pier on pier maiden arrival in Piraeus as well, and now, I also heard that one of their river cruisers collided with a chemical tanker.

        https://gcaptain.com/viking-river-cr...-near-antwerp/
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        • nari
          nari commented
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          Sounds as though these captains should do a refresh course? Or is that presumptious?

        • ombugge
          ombugge commented
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          It is. He behaved VERY professionally. His actions save the ship, crew and pax. The press talk about not sailing due to a storm is just that, talk. If a 50000 GT cruise ship cannot sail because of a force 9-10 gale then it is not fit for service. That they lost power was not something that can be expected or predicted by the Captain or anybody else.

        #36
        One thing I do not understand is how the low oil level affected all the engines. Doesn't one tank for all engines negate a lot of the safety and benefit of multiple engines and separate engine rooms? What other critical functions for all engines/propulsion are served by only one item?

        Can you imagine if an aircraft were constructed like that. A problem with the one oil tank on an A380 shutting down all four engines...

        As a lay person I would assume that each engine on a modern cruise ship could operate completely independent of the others. Each engine has it's own oil system, starting system, cooling system...

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        • ombugge
          ombugge commented
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          Each engine has separate tanks and the luboil pumps driven by the engines. The two engine rooms are totally independent and redundant. You are not the only one who wonder how all four engines could shut down more or less simultaneously. It should not be possible under "Safe return to port" class, which this ship had.
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