Skip to comments.Gender politics and the sinking of the KNM Helge Ingstad ( Norway )
Posted on 11/24/2018 6:18:05 PM PST by george76
Returning from the NATO Trident Juncture strategic exercise, a Norwegian frigate collided with a tanker. Many are speculating that gender politics sunk the vessel.
The collision with the KNM Helge Ingstad left a big enough hole in the starboard side of the frigate for the warship to take on water. The crew has been forced to abandon the vessel, The Barents Observer reported. On Tuesday morning, most of the navy ship was already under water.
The warship, one of Norways five top modern frigates.. a mystery why the well-equipped warship couldnt avoid colliding with the 250 meters long oil tanker just north of the oil terminal.
The weather was excellent while the waters in the area offer maritime traffic real-time shipping control. Also, there was radio-contact between the vessels when the accident happened.
The nagging question remains as to why the frigate, with all its radars and sensors, could not change course to avoid the collision.
Judging by the sound record and expert statements, the crew made crude, almost incomprehensible human errors, making them look like amateurs.
In the Norwegian magazine.. stated that Four out of five navigators on frigate KNM Helge Ingstad are women.
Norwegians boast about gender equality in their Navy, they also explained that they are looking into every department of their Armed Forces to apply the same formula.
Norways Ministry of Defence has not yet reported whether they plan to lift the frigate from where it sunk to repair the vessel.
Not only did the demise of the uninsured frigate cost the Norwegian Navy its entire annual budget, but the country lost millions with several oil and gas fields which were temporarily shut down due to the accident.
Since the oil companies pay 78 percent taxes to the state
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Wonder what the premium is for a frigate?
Good, because when a war breaks out, we need to have some easy marks to draw enemy fire.
Are they saying that women can’t drive?
Good movie, mediocre series.
Oh, those unintended consequences.
They thought about getting insurance, then decided “Aw, friggit!”
Something similar happened on a US Navy ship incident recently. I remember reading something about how some of the female officers on duty were not talking to each other and it contributed to the collision.
Isnt this a similar situation to the USS Fitzgerald where the female officer of the deck and the navigator werent speaking to each other?
Were they trying to parallel park the thing?
Probably couldn’t find an affordable carrier.
Cost the Norwegian Navy its entire annual budget
We really can’t afford them either but they are still needed for the time being.
Layoffs for the Norwegian navy?
Go to the end of the movie where the kid calls Cary Grant “Mr. Grant” instead of by his character’s name.
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