AIBN Initiates Investigation into Recreation Craft Accident

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The AIBN has decided to investigate the recreational craft accident that occured north of Namsos on 1 August 2019, says a press release published on their website.

What happened?

The boat hit Lokkarskjæret in a relatively high speed. Both persons on board died from the injuries sustained in the accident.

Those killed were identified as Eivind Olav Evensen, a psychologist resident of Namsos and Ingrid Johansen Aune, a mayor who lives in Malvik. These are people who are well known in their municipalities, he says.

In a press release from the Trøndelag Police District, police write that the man in his 40s was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

On an island in the fjord outside Namsos, the emergency states found the day cruiser well up on land. The two on board, a man in his 40s and a woman in his 30s, appeared to be seriously injured.

Heard a loud band

A person on land called the police at 01:43 and told of a loud bang in the sea and the engine that was still going afterwards. All emergency services were notified, including the rescue squad, said operations manager Wenche Johnsen in the Trøndelag police district.

The rescue boat later reported that the boat must have hit a reef before the Lokkaskjæret in the Namsenfjord just outside Namsos. It is 465 meters in the airline from where the caller was and to Lokkaskjæret.

Both were unconscious when the rescue team arrived at the scene of the accident.

Investigation intiated

The investigation agency has released the detail of the vessel and the accident spot.

  • Location: North of Namsos
  • Occurrence date: 01.08.2019
  • Accident category: Grounding
  • Area: Norwegian Territorial Waters
  • Name of vessel: Fritidsbåt

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Source: AccidentInvestigationBoardNorway

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