Norway frigate collides with oil tanker in fjord

An oil tanker and a Norwegian army KNM Helge Ingstad frigate collided close to the coast of western Norway on Thursday, triggering the shutdown of a big close by export terminal for the North Sea.

In line with, seven folks had been flippantly injured within the collision within the Hjeltefjord close to Bergen within the early hours of Thursday. The frigate has been list dangerously.

The KNM Helge Ingstad frigate took on water and used to be liable to sinking. Its workforce of 137 were evacuated, rescue chief Ben Vikoeren on the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre for southern Norway mentioned.

The KNM Helge Ingstad had just lately taken phase in NATO’s Trident Juncture army workout, which centred on protection of Norway.

It used to be now not straight away transparent what had brought about the collision, which reportedly befell in a while after 04:00 (03:00 GMT), and ended in 137 folks being taken off the warship.

On the time of collision, it used to be nonetheless darkish.

KNM Helge Ingstad (F313) is likely one of the Norwegian army’s 5 frigates of the Fridtjof Nansen elegance. The warship used to be introduced in November 2007. The 134 meter lengthy vessel is five,290 heaps with complete load. The send is called after the well-known Norwegian Arctic explorer, like the opposite 4 frigates within the Norwegian army.

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