The Norwegian Navy frigate was the biggest military exercise in NATO and was hit by a tanker.

The Norwegian Navy frigate

The Norwegian Navy frigate was the biggest military exercise in NATO and was hit by a tanker.

The Norwegian Navy frigate was the biggest military exercise in NATO and was hit by a tanker.

On November 8th, the Norwegian navy frigate “Instar” collided with a tanker with a Maltese flag in the early morning, causing serious flooding At present, 8 people have been slightly injured in the accident. Because the warships are completely sunk at any time, 127 people on board have been evacuated, leaving only 10 people to deal with possible fuel leaks. Previously, the ship had just participated in the largest military exercise in NATO after the Cold War, “Trident Contact 2018.” The accident occurred around 4 am local time when the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate “KNM Helge Ingstad F313” was on its way back to the home port.

When it sailed to the north of Norway’s second largest city, Bergen, it collided with a tanker (Sola TS) flying the Maltese flag. NRK reported that the tanker had just left the Sture terminal (3:43). There are 625,000 liters of crude oil on board, and there is no report of crude oil leakage. All 23 crew members on board were not injured.

The Norwegian Navy frigate was the biggest military exercise in NATO and was hit by a tanker.
The Norwegian Navy frigate

When it sailed to the north of Norway’s second largest city, Bergen, it collided with a tanker (Sola TS) flying the Maltese flag. NRK reported that the tanker had just left the Sture terminal (3:43). There are 625,000 liters of crude oil on board, and there is no report of crude oil leakage. All 23 crew members on board were not injured.

The Norwegian Navy frigate
The head of the Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination  Center told the Norwegian News Agency (NTB) that the collision caused the hull to have a huge opening, “the water intake is far beyond the drainage capacity”, and the crew could not control the water. The live picture shows a large crack in the waterline on the starboard side of the hull, extending from the chimney to the stern helicopter deck. After the collision, the ship immediately sailed to the shore to berth and prevent it from sinking in the deepwater area.
The Norwegian Coast Guard rescuer said, “We were told that there was a fuel leak on the ship. It should be the fuel of the ship-borne helicopter, and the extent of the leak is uncertain.” The Norwegian accident investigation department said that the accident also involved a tugboat (Tenax). However, there is no specific relationship with the accident.

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