Warship collides with tanker in fjord

Warship collides with tanker in fjord

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Media captionThe KNM Helge Ingstad takes in water amid fears that it could perhaps sink

Norway has evacuated your total crew of no doubt one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with an oil tanker.

Seven people had been frivolously injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord advance Bergen in the early hours of Thursday, rescuers dispute. The frigate has been itemizing dangerously.

The KNM Helge Ingstad had been getting again from Nato militia exercises.

The tanker, the Sola TS, was only a microscopic bit broken and it appears to be like that it did no longer spill oil.

It was no longer correct now determined what had introduced about the collision, which reportedly came about rapidly after 04:00 (03:00 GMT), and ended in 137 people being taken off the warship.

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The Norwegian frigate (estimable) joined a Belgian warship and other Nato vessels for exercises final month

The Maltese-flagged vessel had left Equinor’s Sture oil shipment terminal with a cargo of North Sea vulgar, Reuters news agency experiences.

Sture, a well-known export oil terminal, was shut down temporarily as a precautionary measure.

An unnamed legit knowledgeable AFP news agency that a “shrimp oil slick” had been detected from the frigate.

“It took on various water and there is a proper hazard that it sinks where it is,” the legit acknowledged.

The tanker, which has a crew of 23, was returning to port for inspection.

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