LNG leak in Risavika

The 130 kg LNG leak in early May 2014 from the ferry bunkering facility revealed severe faults, and confirm a lot of the critisism made by Prof Vinnem and others over the years. The main deficiencies according to DSB:

  • ESD system did not function as specified, isolation took too long time
  • It could not be documented that operators had required competence, nor had been given relevant training in order to conduct bunkering in a safe manner
  • It could not be documented that risk assessment had been conducted before deviations from procedures were decided
  • The fire brigade was never informed about the leak.

The full investigation made by DSB (in Norwegian) may be read here.

Cronicle in Stavanger Aftenblad may be read here.

Earlier Preventor reports (in Norwegian):