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Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord

Old 8th Nov 2018, 16:20
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Norway's warship collides with tanker in fjord

Not strictly aviation material, but still...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46136564

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.
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Keep scrolling down that BBC report ... that is a very unhappy ship, and a Captain whose career has suffered similiar damage.
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Happened twice to US warships, must be something about grey ships, they just won’t keep their distance.
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Can't see what your on about, has it been redacted now?
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Sad ending

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It. Will. Buff. Out.


Sorry, not really a subject for humour .,, very sad all round.

From the earlier video, it seemed the tugs were shoving her into the shallows to facilitate subsequent recovery.
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Not a lot of detail here, but it seems like damage control must have been marginal if the ship has essentially sunk, albeit in very shallow water.
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Yes, the ship was pushed into shallow waters to prevent sinking.
AIS was turned off, not that it would have made a big difference as the tanker could hardly maneuver on short notice.
Some warships also turn off the navigation lights, should be outlawed in piece time.
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Not a lot of detail here, but it seems like damage control must have been marginal if the ship has essentially sunk, albeit in very shallow water.
Well, perhaps, or perhaps not......


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I think they only have 5 and 1 is maybe laid up or in deep maintenance

not funny when 20% of your Navy goes south...........
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That has the look of being struck by the ‘blob’ on the bow of the tanker.

Perhaps there’s a serviceable dry dock somewhere nearby?
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Not a lot of detail here, but it seems like damage control must have been marginal if the ship has essentially sunk, albeit in very shallow water.
Moving the ship into shallow water WAS the damage control.

That was a very good decision by someone who was certainly thinking on their feet in a very difficult situation.

Now it is a re-float and repair operation rather than marking a submerged wreck as a permanent hazard to navigation.
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https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/world/article221338960.html


Reports are she lost her jet fuel through leakage and the propulsion is now under water as the stern sank, I wonder if she has her helicopter still on board, would you tend to shut the hangar door after wheeling it out prior to launching it? The other doors appear left open.

It would not surprise me if she gets scrapped, there is a lot of structural damage, power plant and a lot of electronics probably under water.
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Boom seems a bit none effective

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2018/11/norwegian-frigate-takes-water-after-collision
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
That has the look of being struck by the ‘blob’ on the bow of the tanker.

Perhaps there’s a serviceable dry dock somewhere nearby?
Nope! That one went down a week ago or so, with the pride of another countrys navy.....

Russian Carrier woes.
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Most of the US ships sunk during the Pearl Harbor attack were refloated, repaired, and returned to duty before WW II was over - and they were in far worse shape than this one (the notable exceptions being the Arizona and Utah - which are still there as permanent memorials - and the Oklahoma which was refloated but somehow sank in deep water while being towed to the mainland to be scrapped).
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Video of the tugs pushing the ship to ground it in this article (Tower Dog can translate):

https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/y...jKhdrCmy4F6qVw
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
Most of the US ships sunk during the Pearl Harbor attack were refloated, repaired, and returned to duty before WW II was over - and they were in far worse shape than this one (the notable exceptions being the Arizona and Utah - which are still there as permanent memorials - and the Oklahoma which was refloated but somehow sank in deep water while being towed to the mainland to be scrapped).
I can understand that, but these will probably be crammed full of electronics simply to flush the bog.. I would imagine most of that will need replacing if submerged
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Now it is a re-float and repair operation rather than marking a submerged wreck as a permanent hazard to navigation.
Probably would not be necessary - it's over 1200 ft deep!
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Courtesy of Slartibartfast......
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