From the Report
This preliminary report is published to communicate the information obtained during the initial phase of the ongoing investigation. The purpose is to provide a brief update on how the investigation is progressing as well as a preliminary description of the sequence of events and disseminate safety-critical issues identified at this stage of the investigation. This preliminary report also identifies areas that need further investigation and describes lines of investigation that will be followed up.
The accident was a complex one, involving several individuals, bridge crews, vessels, a VTS and the interaction between them. The investigation is therefore demanding in terms of time and resources. The AIBN stresses that this is a preliminary report and that it may consequently contain some errors and inaccuracies. Because of considerations relating to the duty of confidentiality, classified material and the investigation process, the AIBN does not publish all its information at the present time.
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We Have The First Official Report On Norway’s Sunken Frigate And It Isn’t Pretty — The Warzone/The Drive
Norwegian initial report: Unclear what led to ship collision — AP
Early report blames confused watchstanders, possible design flaws for Norway’s sunken frigate — Defense News
Norway frigate collision with tanker due mainly to human factors: inquiry — Japan Times/AFP
Norway Still in the Dark About What Led to Frigate Collision — Sputnik
Human error likely in frigate collision — Views and News from Norway