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Frigate in accident

HNoMS Helge Ingstad was involved in a collision with the  oil tanker Sola TS in Norwegian waters around 0400 Thursday November 8th.

HNoMS Helge Ingstad was involved in a collision with the oil tanker Sola TS in Norwegian waters around 0400 this morning (8 Nov) while sailing inner Fjords for navigation training.


Due to the damage to the frigate it was moved to a safe place and the crew was evacuated in a professional manner. There are no reports of damages or leaks from the oil tanker and no report of serious injuries, though eight crewmembers are being treated for minor injuries.


The Norwegian Armed Forces are working with the Norwegian Coastal Authority to address the situation. The Norwegian frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad is part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1). The group was sailing in and around the Fjords, following their participation in exercise Trident Juncture 2018 which concluded on November 7th.

The Norwegian Navy has lead for further information,
contact Head of Communications​, Commander Senior Grade​ Torill Herland
Mobile phone: +47 474 75 749, herland@marinen.no

Published 08 November 2018 16:44.. Last updated 08 November 2018 16:49.