Marine hazards to subsea cables and pipelines

AuthorsYvonne Koldenhof
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 120
DateApr 21, 2017
Reading time3 minutes

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.