General information

IMO:
9650420
MMSI:
259186000
Callsign:
LAYU7
Width:
34.0 m
Length:
228.0 m
Deadweight:
Gross tonnage:
TEU:
Liquid Capacity:
Year of build:
Class:
AIS type:
Passenger ship
Ship type:
Flag:
Norway
Builder:
Owner:
Operator:
Insurer:

Course/Position

Position:
Navigational status:
Moving
Course:
236.5° / 0.0
Heading:
236.0° / 0.0
Speed:
Max speed:
Status:
moving
Area:
Aegean Sea
Last seen:
2019-11-18
2 min ago
Source:
T-AIS
From:
Destination:
ETA:
Max Draught:
Last drought:
Last update:
25 min ago
Source:
T-AIS
Calculated ETA:

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Latest ports

Port
Arrival
Departure
Duration
2019-11-17
2019-11-17
10h 10m
2019-11-15
2019-11-15
10h 25m
2019-11-12
2019-11-14
2d 8h 50m
2019-11-10
2019-11-10
6h 51m
2019-11-08
2019-11-08
7h 42m
2019-11-06
2019-11-07
1d 18h 30m
2019-11-04
2019-11-05
1d 19h 37m
2019-11-03
2019-11-03
6h 36m
2019-11-01
2019-11-01
13h 57m
2019-10-29
2019-10-31
2d 11h 33m
Note: All times are in UTC

Latest Waypoints

Waypoints
Time
Direction
Strait of Messina
2019-11-09
Enter
Strait of Messina
2019-10-13
Enter
Marseille Approach
2019-10-08
Enter
Marseille Approach
2019-10-08
Leave
Isla de Alboran
2019-10-03
Enter
Strait of Gibraltar
2019-10-03
Leave
Selsey
2019-09-28
Enter
Note: All times are in UTC

Latest news

Preliminary report in near grounding published

Wed Nov 13 20:39:50 CET 2019 Timsen

Norway’s Accident Investigation Board on Nov 13 released a preliminary report on the near-grounding of the 'Viking Sky'. It reveals that a total of 18 alarms about low lubricating oil levels sounded on board the vessel several hours before “a complete blackout” left the ship at the mercy of stormy seas, with a total of 1,373 people on board. The report from the Norwegian Accident Investigation Board noted that the stricken cruise ship was “within a ship’s length” of grounding on rocks in a “notoriously dangerous area” off Norway’s northwest coast. The situation was extremely dramatic,” William J Bertheussen, director of the Accident Investigation Board said. Bertheussen staated that he and his staff are particularly interested in the “low volume” alarms registered by the operational diesel generators that supplied the 'Viking Sky'’s electricity. They went off between 4 a.m. and 9:04 a.m. on the morning of March 23. Each of the alarms was cleared within seconds after being accepted by the crew. “No more alarms were registered,” reads the report, until 1:37 p.m., when another diesel generator signaled low lubricating oil pressure. Then another generator registered the same and five minutes later two generators shut down, “causing a complete blackout and loss of propulsion.” By that time, the 'Viking Sky' was sailing through stormy seas in what the board’s report notes was the “notoriously dangerous area” called Hustadvika. When the crew in the engine room couldn’t estimate when power could be restored, the captain was summoned to the bridge and he sent out a mayday call at 2pm. He also ordered the crew to drop both anchors but they didn’t hold, leaving the vessel dangerously adrift. A general alarm was issued 13 minutes later, “and the passengers and crew began to muster,” leading to a massive rescue operation. The investigators intended to study the earlier alarms more closely. The new report showed that lubricating oil levels were measured at between 28- and 40 percent of capacity. Recommended levels for a vessel like the 'Viking Sky' are 68- to 75 percent of capacity. Since the oil levels were so low, and the vessel rolled from side to side, three diesel generators failed within 20 minutes and the vessel lost power. It’s not unusual for many alarms to sound during controls of an engine room, where a technician was already on board to service a failed turbocharger on one of the larger generators. It was to be replaced at the vessel’s next port. The board already was recommending that all vessels “fill up on lubricating oil, especially in bad weather.” They will also continue to probe systems for alarm management in the engine room, route planning especially in bad weather, evacuation and safety procedures, and systems for safe return to port. The board said the investigation would continue “as swiftly as possible” and, once complete, a report will be drafted and distributed to “key stakeholders” for a 30-day comment period prior to being published.

Viking Sky to set sail to Copenhagen

Wed Apr 03 13:08:01 CEST 2019 Timsen

After the damages have been rectified in Kristiansund, the "Viking Sky" started towards Copenhagen on Apr 3 at 3.40 p.m. with an ETA as of Apr 5, 10 a.m., to return into regular operation. The Norwegian Maritime Directorate went on board the ship in order to check with the classification company whether the damage to the ship has been rectified. It was expected that the classification society would approve the ship for further navigation. The ship had suffered damage to some windows, a lifeboat and the anchor. The damage has now been repaired either by replacement or by temporary repair. This applied for example to the windows where there is a long delivery time for new ones. Both the shipping company and the classification company have a great focus on the follow-up in relation to the engine breakdwon that created the critical situation. The ship sailed from Copenhagen on April 7 and arrived in Oslo on April 9.

Cruise ship company accused of recklessness

Mon Apr 01 09:13:25 CEST 2019 Timsen

The Norwegian Viking Ocean Cruises have been accused of recklessly putting passengers at risk by setting sail despite storm warnings, forcing an evacuation. Police and other agencies launched an investigation into why the "Viking Sky" was taken out into notoriously perilous waters during bad weather, carrying 1,373 passengers and crew. The risk to the passengers and the vessel was high, according to Dag Sverre Liseth, director of the marine department at the Accident Investigations Board Norway. The Finnish captain chose to set sail despite knowing that the Hurtigruten Coastal Express, that criss-crosses the country's coast, had chosen not to sail that morning. The owner of the "Viking Sky", Torstein Hagen, on March 31 denied that the decision to sail despite the storm was taken due to financial considerations. 20 people suffered injuries and were receiving treatment in Norway.

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