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Warship collides with oil tanker in Norway

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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.

The incident led to the shutdown of a major oil terminal and a gas plant.

Full report plus video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46136564

tsk tsk

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Kittens Are Jerks
1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

tsk tsk

Yeah, no kidding. The usual stupid human error no doubt.

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spud the mackem

Interesting the Warship heading south was hit on the aft starboard  side therefor it was crossing the bow of the tanker heading north, which should not have happened  but the tanker should have gone to starboard (right) to avoid the collision. The rules state that ships approaching each other should keep on the right side of each other and pass port to port (left to left), and in narrow waters slow down as they are passing to avoid being drawn into each other.

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stevewinn
1 hour ago, spud the mackem said:

Interesting the Warship heading south was hit on the aft starboard  side therefor it was crossing the bow of the tanker heading north, which should not have happened  but the tanker should have gone to starboard (right) to avoid the collision. The rules state that ships approaching each other should keep on the right side of each other and pass port to port (left to left), and in narrow waters slow down as they are passing to avoid being drawn into each other.

Well done the crew, who wouldn't have been at stations when the collision happened so hatches wouldn't be locked, the fast actions certainly saved lives, and the decision to runaground to try and save the ship itself. But the latest images would suggest the ship is lost. 

The reports via twitter suggest the ship was moored. 

 

 

 

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Eldorado

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stevewinn

I'd say she's lost, the sheer size of the damage by the tanker and the unseen damage as result of grounding, the fact she's on her side she'll be twisted internally. Maybe even a twisted keel. 

 

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stevewinn

She's been lost to the deeps, (well shallows in this case) 

 

 

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RoofGardener

Wow. 

That's just set the Norwegians back by £500 million pounds :o 

I'll be interested to see the final report on the event; it seems odd that such a modern warship could have such a catastrophic collision in good weather, with perfect visibility, and all sorts of radar etc. 

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stevewinn
2 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

Wow. 

That's just set the Norwegians back by £500 million pounds :o 

I'll be interested to see the final report on the event; it seems odd that such a modern warship could have such a catastrophic collision in good weather, with perfect visibility, and all sorts of radar etc. 

With these modern Warships radar limiting designs ie; 5,000 tonne war ship with a radar signature of a small fishing boat. Plus it seems their AIS was turned off. 

That's three NATO Warships taken out of action in 14 months by tankers. #russia

Evidence is growing. As a eye witness took this picture moments after the incident. 

 

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RabidMongoose
3 hours ago, stevewinn said:

She's been lost to the deeps, (well shallows in this case) 

With military ships they are usually re-floated unless their backs are broken. 

At a cost of £500 million each the cost of making a new one is a lot higher than the recovery and refit costs.

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