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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:17 PM

NATO Wargames Warship Collides with Oil Tanker



Norway is in a race to save one of its warships after it collided with an oil tanker early Thursday on the way back from a massive NATO exercise.

The KNM Helge Ingstad and tanker met in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen off the country’s southwestern coast. Eight people were lightly injured in the crash, which happened at around 4 a.m. local time.

All sailors on board were evacuated as the vessel was left listing dangerously and taking on water, Reuters reported. The Norwegian navy said efforts are underway to save the ship. The exact cause of the collision has not yet been established.

The 68,000-ton tanker—the Sola TS—had left Equinor's Sture oil shipment terminal with a cargo of North Sea crude and a crew of 23, flying the Maltese flag. It was only slightly damaged in the accident and appears not to have spilled any oil as a result of the crash. The ship is now returning to port for inspection.

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But the situation is more dire for the warship. Though its 137 crew members are safely off the stricken vessel, there is now a danger it could sink entirely. An unnamed official told Agence France-Presse that a “small oil slick” had been detected from the frigate. “It took on a lot of water and there is a real danger that it sinks where it is,” the official added.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:47 PM

1. Ho is this possible? The ocean is HUGE

There is a massive vessel. It is there. You here. Booth move. Don't allow here to intersect with there.

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Response to freedumb2003 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:29 PM

2. The tanker must've been using a cloaking device....

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Response to freedumb2003 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:52 AM

3. Didnt happen in the open ocean

they collided in a Norwegian Fiord.

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Response to Kelley (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:52 PM

4. Ah, like the song

Next time, use a Norwegian Chevy.

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