Passenger Ship Technology, 26 March 2019
The Viking Sky incident carried a “strong risk of an oil spill” after it was reported to be carrying heavy fuel oil (HFO) on board, the Clean Arctic Alliance warned.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) said Viking Sky was carrying 343 tonnes of HFO on board, along with 465 tonnes of diesel.
Clean Arctic Alliance lead adviser Dr Sian Prior said “Viking Sky was in distress close to the Norwegian coast; the grounding of the vessel created a strong risk of an oil spill, which would have been devastating for the environment and local communities.”
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