On November 8, at least 7 people were reportedly injured when a Norwegian Navy frigate reportedly lost control and collided with an oil tanker off Norway’s coast
According to reports, the vessels involved in the accident were carrying about 160 people (137 aboard the frigate and 23 on the tanker). The VG newspapare said that those injured were among the oil tanker’s crew.
Ça s'arrange pas vraiment pour la Helge Ingstad pic.twitter.com/y3cEs4YSdb
— Harry Boone (@towersight) November 8, 2018
The frigate involved in the incident is reportedly the KNM Helge Ingstad, which took part in NATO’s Trident Juncture 2018 wargames. The collision occurred as the warship was heading back to its base, according to military spokesperson Vegard Finberg. Most of the firgate’s crew was evacuated from the scene.
There were no reports of damage or leaks from the oil tanker, identified as Sola TS. The tanker was carrying 625,000 liters of crude oil when the incident occured.
The current phase of the Trident Juncture 18, NATO’s largest exercise in decades, concluded on November 7 in Norway. It involved 50,000 troops, 10,000 combat vehicles, 65 vessels, and 250 aircraft. An additional command post exercise will be held from November 14 to 24.