Low levels of lubricating oil established to be the cause behind the “Viking Sky” Cruise-Ship problems

epa07458450 A picture made available on 23 March 2019 shows cruise ship Viking Sky in Tromso, Norway, 28 June 2018. Cruise ship Viking Sky is drifting towards land and had sent out a mayday signal. Viking Sky reported engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway and will evacuate its 1,300 passengers. EPA-EFE/Rune Stoltz Bertinussen Norway out NORWAY OUT

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The engines of a luxury cruise ship that became stranded in a storm failed because of low levels of lubricating oil, it has emerged.

Euronews reports that the Norwegian Maritime Authority has concluded the engines’ failure “was directly caused by low oil pressure”.

Police chief Hans Vik, who heads the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre for southern Norway, told local media that the ship avoided a “major disaster”.

Via Euronews

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