Marine hazards to subsea cables and pipelines
Author Yvonne Koldenhof
Title Marine hazards to subsea cables and pipelines
Conference/Journal MARIN Report
Month April
Year 2017
Number 120
Pages 26

In February 1989 the ro-ro vessel Vinca Gorthon ran into heavy weather and sank off the Dutch coast. She landed on an oil pipeline that was severely damaged. Although the probability of sinking on top of a pipeline is very small, the incident showed that it can happen.

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