Skip to comments.Norwegian warship at risk of sinking after collision with oil tanker
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.
Wonder how many Kroners that will cost to fix.
How do two ships so large collide at sea?
Thats gonna hurt the Lefse crop this year.
Tankers have collided with US ships, also.
Is this a new type of warfare?
Are the GPS systems of the ships being distorted?
I seriously doubt that.
Sounds like a solid “warship”. Not.
It can’t take a hit.
Some "warship." Is this a case of aluminum vs. steel?
Dang...you beat me by 15 seconds!
Again! The ocean is huge! Spread out!
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.
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.
Wonder if they shut the doors and hatches when they evacuated?
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.
Again with a warship that seems incapable of avoiding a slow moving tanker the size of a football field. What is going on.
This report says it’s been hauled to port.
Queen Mary and HMS Curacoa
As the old saying goes, "Sometimes, size matters!"
“Reuters reported that the Equinor Sture oil shipment terminal, from where the oil tanker left, has been closed as a precautionary measure.”
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?
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