Helge Ingstad Collision Anaysis


some mathematics behind the collision


Helge Ingstad - Salvage Operation

This article was linked in the one above.

The HELGE INGSTADT incident – a navigational assessment

From that article:

When considering collisions such as these, the first reference is always the IRPCS, the ‘Rules of the Road’.

I don’t agree that the COLREGS is the first reference. First is understanding the situation.

According to the reports the bridge team believed that the tanker was a “lighted object”. If the traffic situation was not understood by the bridge team how can they correctly apply COLREGS?