KNM Helge Ingstad Collision With Tanker Sola TS

November 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad was night to 8 November involved in a collision with the tanker Sola TS. All personnel were evacuated, eight people were more easily injured and taken care of.

Tsakos Group photo

1630: STATUS KNM HELGE INGSTAD:

– All crew members at KNM Helge Ingstad are now gathered at Haakonsvern, where they are taken care of by health professionals and are being processed.

– None of the crew will be available for interview with the press before noon on Friday afternoon.

– The vessel is still not stable, but is fixed at 3 points below the vessel. Security personnel are in place but are not on board. Ongoing security work consists of establishing focal points on land and in the hull of fools.

– Storage materials are ordered and on the way to the accident.

“The Navy has close dialogue with the Norwegian Coastal Administration regarding the further rescue work, including the recovery plan, the emissions plan and the plan for environmental limitation.

The collision took place at 04:03 on Thursday morning in Hjeltefjord, north of Sotra . The frigate KNM Helge Ingstad collided with the oil tanker Sola TS. The frigate is now under way and a salvage operation is being prepared.

All 137 people who were on board the vessel were evacuated. Eight people got easier damage and are now taken care of. Two are in hospital, two are on duty and the rest is being taken care of by the Armed Forces. 

The armed forces lead the mountain  close cooperation with the Coastal Administration. The incident has been reported to the Norwegian Civil Aviation Commission. 

The frigate sailed as part of NATO’s standing naval force (SNMG1) when the incident occurred.