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: Active
Investigation in progress


On 23 March 2019 afternoon, 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 and has published information on its website.

At the AIBN's request, the ATSB is assisting 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.

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

General details
Date: 23 March 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1200 UTC   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Hustadvika, Fræna municipality, Møre og Romsdal, Norway   Investigation phase: Evidence collection  
State: International    
  Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Unknown  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Operator Viking River Cruises  
Vessel Viking Sky  
Flag Norway  
IMO 9650420  
Sector Passenger  
Damage to vessel Unknown  
Last update 22 August 2019