Marine safety investigations & reports

Assistance to the Accident Investigation Board Norway investigation into the propulsion failure of Viking Sky, Hustadvika, Norway, on 23 March 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 23 March 2019, Viking Sky's main engines stopped while the passenger ship was on a cruise off Hustadvika on Norway's coast. The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) is investigating the incident.

At the AIBN's request, the ATSB assisted with the collection of information relevant to the investigation. To protect any information supplied by AIBN to the ATSB, and the ATSB's investigative work to assist AIBN, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003

On 13 November 2019, the AIBN issued an interim report containing a simplified narrative, initial findings from the incident and actions taken by the company. The investigation is continuing with analysis of the sequence of events and factual information. Areas of further investigation are described in the interim report, which has been published on the AIBN’s website.

All queries about the incident and the investigation should be directed to the AIBN at

General details
Date: 23 March 2019   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1200 UTC    
Location: Hustadvika, Fræna municipality, Møre og Romsdal, Norway    
State: International    
Release date: 15 January 2020   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Unknown  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Operator Viking River Cruises  
Vessel Viking Sky  
Flag Norway  
IMO 9650420  
Sector Passenger  
Last update 15 January 2020