45 injuries and 3 people died in ship accidents in Norway last year

.Viking Sky cruiseShip accidents.Viking Sky cruise ship on Hustadvika on Saturday 23 March.Photo: Odd Roar Lange / NTB scanpix

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The number of ship accident injuries was doubled in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. Three people died, none of them were professional fishermen.

A total of 45 people were injured in ship accidents among Norwegian registered commercial vessels last year. 22 of the injuries were related to the engine accident of the Viking Sky cruise ship on Hustadvika on Saturday 23 March.

In addition, several people were injured when the Oslo ferry Oslo XI collided with the ferry dock on Hovedøya outside Oslo on June 29 and in connection with the ground support to Stadt Sløvåg.

No professional fishermen perished on the sea last year, but three perished in the other commercial fleet.

15 ship accidents were recorded which ended in a shipwreck.

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