A moderate gale was blowing from the north-west, with rain clouds overhead, when Broken Chain, the monument to the Alexander L Kielland disaster, was unveiled on 20 March 1986.
Investigation report on Alexander L Kielland
The commission of inquiry into the wreck of the Alexander L Kielland flotel submitted its report on 4 April 1981. It was sharply critical of most of those who had been involved with this unit ever since it lay on the drawing board.
Alexander L Kielland – Norway’s worst-ever industrial accident
”Mayday, Mayday, Alexander Kie...” Baste Fanebust, shipping coordinator at the Ekofisk Complex, was one of those who picked up this SOS at 18.30 on 27 March 1980. The Alexander L Kielland flotel (accommodation rig) was in the process of capsizing.