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Very serious marine casualty with the tugboat ÖRING

Date of occurrence: 2015-11-02

The tugboat ÖRING pushed a barge along Göta älv (Trollhättan Canal). The barge overturned, which also caused the tug to overturn. The tugboat sank but the crew which consisted of two people managed to save themselves. The event has been considered as a very serious marine casualty.

Jonas Bäckstrand
Investigator in charge
Rikard Sahl

Latest investigation updates

2017-01-20 Summary and Safety Recommendations
2016-10-26 Final report
Final report RS 2016:08 with summary in English

Investigation started
Fact-finding phase
Stakeholder meeting held
Analyzing phase
External consultation process closed
Final report published
Recommendation handling underway
Recommendation handling closed
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