The officer of a general cargoship is facing a trial in Norway following a bridge collision in 2019.

The 26-year-old helmsman is accused of falling asleep while in charge of the 2,300-dwt Framfjord (built 1990) when it hit the Nordhordlandsbrua structure between Bergen and Flatoy on 6 June.

Damage to the superstructure of the ship — estimated at NOK 10m ($1.2m) — was so severe it was declared a total loss.