– the Archives wishes to contribute to openness about the accident by doing as much as possible of this material available for all, ” says riksarkivar Inga Bolstad in a press release.

today, it is 40 years since the platform capsized on the Helicopter. 123 people were killed, 89 were rescued. The accident triggered the biggest rescue operation that has been in the north Sea.

– We are not in the target. There are major weaknesses in the original investigation, says the representative of the bereaved, and the chairman of the board of Kiellandnettverket Odd Kristian Reme. His brother Rolf was supposed to have off for easter, but then he got a ekstratur. He landed on the platform just hours before the accident, and never came home.

Reme is happy that more documents are published and available.

the Work on board was never scrutinized

– They can illustrate that there was a lot of activity on the platform, which was never the subject of scrutiny. There is no one who has done the job to find out about work operations contributed to the accident, ” says Reme.

He believes there must be a separate technical investigation, where for example, one must ask the questions: “Was all of the work legal work?” “Have operations weakened the structural work on the rig?”

A hectic rescue operation was set in motion. Oljeplattformen Alexander Kielland capsized 27. in march 1980, and many people were missing. Several ships, boats and helicopters joined in the search.

Photo: Photo-NRK / NRK

Reme tells us that the crew worked on the rods on the rig. It happened usually only on the shipyards of the country. But here it happened out at sea.

He has previously fought for a new investigation as The are started with. Here, they assess whether the authorities did enough in the earlier granskinger, including the authorities ‘ follow-up of survivors and the bereaved. But this does not hold, believe Reme.

– designated centres of expertise need to be drawn into, and be supplemented with people from other countries. He points out that the public the investigation report from the 1981 never talked about the work that was done on the rig.

Nor did the French the investigation report did, ” says Reme. The work on board the Alexander Kielland took place while the rig was under contract with Phillips Petroleum. In retrospect, of the various countries granskingskommisjoner come with accusations against each other, ” says Reme.

the Platform was turned, and finally sunk at 712 meters deep in the Nedstrandsfjorden in 1983.

Photo: Bjørn Sigurdsøn / SCANPIX

Professor of history at the University of Stavanger, Marie Smith Solbakken, has researched Kielland-case in several years.

She believes absolutely that it is of interest to survey the work operations on the platform in the largest industriulykken in Norway ever.

Professor of history Marie Smith-Solbakken at the university of stavanger has conducted research on the Kielland case in several years. She thinks of the survivors of the accident must be heard.

Photo: Erik Waage / NRK Did not get to speak

the Workers on board the rig has subsequently told that they never did get to speak in the hearing of the Norwegian granskingskommisjonen. Some have explained that they were rebuked by others and that they were part of when objectionable conditions were pointed out, says Smith-Solbakken.

She has compared the Norwegian authorities ‘ investigation of the Kielland-accident with that of other countries granskinger of similar accidents, and has found less openness in the Norwegian.

It is serious because the transfer of knowledge from our national misfortune to the international community is inadequate.

But even if the 120,000 documents now made available, she points out that it is still important document that is kept secret.

– For example is the settlement between the French shipyard, the place Conoco Philps and the Norwegian forsikringspoolen not published.

NRK have gotten this answer from the ministry of Labour and social affairs:

“the Accident is scrutinized in two rounds, the first time immediately after the accident in 1980 and the second time after the facility was turned over in 1983. We can’t see, from a SAFETY perspective, that it has come forward with new information that provides the basis for yet another investigation. For the rest, it appears to Riksrevisjonens review.”

In connection with the commemoration of the 60 years of the evening News in 20018, was this entry made about the Kielland-accident. You need javascript to see the video.

In connection with the commemoration of the 60 years of the evening News in 20018, was this entry made about the Kielland-accident.