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Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord
« on: November 09, 2018, 01:44:33 PM »
Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord
8 November 2018

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46136564

Norway has evacuated all 137 crew from one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with a Maltese oil tanker.

Eight people were lightly injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen. The KNM Helge Ingstad frigate has been listing dangerously.

The warship had been returning from Nato military exercises. The tanker, the Sola TS, was slightly damaged and it appears that it did not spill oil.

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The Norwegian frigate (right) joined a Belgian warship and other Nato vessels for exercises last month
"Due to the damage to the frigate it was moved to a safe place," Nato's Allied Maritime Command said in a statement.

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Re: Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 01:56:09 PM »
https://news.usni.org/2018/11/08/video-norwegian-frigate-intentionally-grounded-collision-tanker

Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad grounded after a collision with Sola TS. Norwegian Military Photo




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Re: Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 12:31:10 AM »
Norway frigate collision due mainly to human factors: inquiry | Shephard Media - 29th November 2018 - 16:39 GMT
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A collision earlier this month between a Norwegian frigate and a Maltese oil tanker was mainly due to human factors, investigators said 29 November, ruling out a technical error at this stage.

Returning from NATO's Trident Juncture exercises, the KNM Helge Ingstad frigate sank after crashing into the Sola TS tanker in the early hours of 8 November, in a fjord near the western Norwegian town of Bergen.

Eight of the 137 people aboard the frigate received minor injuries.

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Investigators said the frigate's crew appeared to have confused the tanker with land, as the lights on the tanker - which was departing an oil terminal - blended together with the terminal's lights, and also made it impossible to see the tanker's navigation lanterns.

Another misunderstanding also occurred. The frigate ignored the tanker's warnings over the radio to veer starboard to avoid a collision, thinking the calls were coming from another vessel farther away in the fjord.

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Re: Helge Ingstad: Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 07:32:41 PM »
Live feed of the recovery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AQ1fSm1evo

The operation started on Tuesday (25th February), and once they've raised the wreck, they'll transport it to a base to be disarmed. After that, they'll assess the damage and whether it's worth repairing the vessel or if it should be phased out.

More info here: (Google Translate)