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Norwegian warship at risk of sinking after collision with oil tanker
CNBC ^ | 11/8/2018

Posted on 11/08/2018 6:43:24 AM PST by Gamecock

A Norwegian warship was heavily damaged in a collision with a Maltese oil tanker in the North Sea off the coast of Norway.

According to Norwegian media reports Thursday, the frigate is in danger of sinking after sustaining heavy damage. The oil tanker is reportedly undamaged.

Several reports confirmed that all 137 crew on the navy ship were evacuated but seven have been treated for minor injuries.

"The armed forces is now reviewing all the means available in the region to assist the KNM Helge Ingstad (the damaged warship)," Lieutenant Colonel Ivar Moen told AFP.

According to the website Marine Traffic, the 62,000-ton oil tanker Sola is continuing its route from Norway to a terminal in northeast England.

However, one separate media report said that despite suffering only superficial damage, the tanker is now at a standstill and waiting to be towed back into a Norwegian port.

Reuters reported that the Equinor Sture oil shipment terminal, from where the oil tanker left, has been closed as a precautionary measure.


TOPICS: Extended News; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: collision; maritime; naval; navy; norway; ships; shipwreck
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1 posted on 11/08/2018 6:43:24 AM PST by Gamecock
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To: SaveFerris; PROCON; FredZarguna; mylife; Lil Flower; Corky Ramirez; CopperTop; Larry Lucido

Wonder how many Kroners that will cost to fix.


2 posted on 11/08/2018 6:44:06 AM PST by Gamecock (In church today, we so often find we meet only the same old world, not Christ and His Kingdom. AS)
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To: Gamecock

How do two ships so large collide at sea?


3 posted on 11/08/2018 6:47:24 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (If we disarmed democrats gun violence would decrease by 90%.)
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To: Gamecock

That’s gonna hurt the Lefse crop this year.


4 posted on 11/08/2018 6:48:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Gamecock

5 posted on 11/08/2018 6:49:04 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Tankers have collided with US ships, also.

Is this a new type of warfare?

Are the GPS systems of the ships being distorted?


6 posted on 11/08/2018 6:49:23 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: Gamecock
The oil tanker is reportedly undamaged.

I seriously doubt that.

7 posted on 11/08/2018 6:52:22 AM PST by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Gamecock

Sounds like a solid “warship”. Not.

It can’t take a hit.


8 posted on 11/08/2018 6:52:26 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Gamecock
Frigate is in danger of sinking after sustaining heavy damage. The 62,000 ton oil tanker is reportedly undamaged.

Some "warship." Is this a case of aluminum vs. steel?

9 posted on 11/08/2018 6:52:41 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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Dang...you beat me by 15 seconds!


10 posted on 11/08/2018 6:53:43 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Gamecock

Again! The ocean is huge! Spread out!


11 posted on 11/08/2018 6:54:45 AM PST by dead (Give everyone in the migrant horde lawnmowers and Mexico will have beautiful grass.)
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To: glorgau

Remember the Admiral Kuznetzov, the Russian carrier that just sank at its dock.

Is this retaliation?

Is there a secret war going on with warships?

Don’t know. But curious that ships outfitted with the best in radar and GPS seem to keep colliding with massive oil tankers (hard to miss) and sustain damage.


12 posted on 11/08/2018 6:54:54 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: Gamecock

If it’s aground it should not sink. I suppose it could slip into deeper water.
Thank goodness it didn’t result in a massive oil leak.


13 posted on 11/08/2018 6:56:06 AM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Gamecock

Wonder if they shut the doors and hatches when they evacuated?


14 posted on 11/08/2018 6:56:29 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Note that the frigate is about 5000 tons fully loaded. I doubt that there are too many things, military or not that can take a hit from something 12 times bigger and shake it off.


15 posted on 11/08/2018 6:56:40 AM PST by ferret_airlift
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To: Gamecock

Again with a warship that seems incapable of avoiding a slow moving tanker the size of a football field. What is going on.


16 posted on 11/08/2018 6:56:43 AM PST by Flick Lives
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To: Gamecock

This report says it’s been hauled to port.
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/11/08/Navy-warship-collides-with-oil-tanker-off-Norwegian-coast/3671541684430/


17 posted on 11/08/2018 6:57:24 AM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: glorgau
It can’t take a hit.


Queen Mary and HMS Curacoa

As the old saying goes, "Sometimes, size matters!"

18 posted on 11/08/2018 6:57:30 AM PST by BlueLancer (Orchides Forum Trahite - Cordes Et Mentes Veniant)
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To: Gamecock

“Reuters reported that the Equinor Sture oil shipment terminal, from where the oil tanker left, has been closed as a precautionary measure.”

?


19 posted on 11/08/2018 6:59:20 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
How do two ships so large collide at sea?

More to the point is how does a highly maneuverable military vessel allow itself to be hit by a slow, unmaneuverable oil tanker?

Hello bridge watch? Hello Officer of the Deck? Hello radar?

20 posted on 11/08/2018 6:59:48 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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