The bulk carrier MV Federal Kivalina grounded near Årundsøya in Møre og Romsdal on 6 October 2008.
The vessel was loaded with 35,700 ton of bauxite. The vessel hit the rocks hard and its hull was holed.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) was mobilised in connection with the incident to manage the pollution aspect of the situation. The NCA decided that the vessel's cargo did not represent a major risk of acute pollution. The vessel was loaded with about160 ton of heavy oil and 40 ton of diesel. This represented a major risk of acute pollution. On behalf of the responsible polluter, the NCA implemented measures in order to reduce the risk of acute pollution.
The measures that were implemented by the NCA during the operation included manpower from oil spill prevention and emergency response depots, establishing a forward oil spill prevention and emergency response depots, the NCA aircraft, pilot services including pilots and pilot vessels, the NCA vessels, private vessels with ROV capacity, and the NCA emergency response personnel.
An unload operation was commenced by the shipowner on 8 October. On 11 November the bunkers was unload and the vessel was refloated. Thereafter the vessel was towed to Sunndalsøra where it moored.
The NCA incurred costs due to the measures aimed at preventing and limiting acute pollution. These have been reimbursed by the responsible polluter.
Digital Route Service is available from Sandefjord to Haugesund
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Contact information for transition of sector lights to IALA Standard
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Russian nuclear power plant without fuel to be transported along the Norwegian coastline
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See Current Conditions in Saltstraumen live on Web Camera
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