Crews Complete Salvage of Norwegian Frigate KNM Helge Ingstad

Salvage crews have completed the salvage of the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad four months after the frigate collided with a tanker and partially sank in a fjord along the west coast Norway. The salvage was carried out by Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV, the Belgian subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, Herbosch-Kiere and DEME, in cooperation with BOA … [Read more...]

Salvage Cranes Start Work On Norwegian Frigate KNM Helge Ingstad

(Reuters) - Two crane barges early on Tuesday began raising KNM Helge Ingstad, the submerged Norwegian navy frigate which collided with an oil tanker in November and has remained stranded off Norway’s west coast since, the armed forces said. The accident injured eight people and caused the temporary closure of a North Sea crude export terminal, Norway’s top gas … [Read more...]

Norway Releases Preliminary Report on Frigate Collision

The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) released Thursday its preliminary report on its investigation into the November 8 collision involving the Norwegian frigate 'KNM Helge Ingstad' and a laden commercial oil tanker Sola TS near the Sture terminal in Hjeltefjorden, Norway. The collision resulted in extensive damage to the frigate, leading to the abandoning of the … [Read more...]

Who Sunk The Battleship?

Again. There was a collision at sea again. Last Thursday, as you most likely have already seen, there was a collision between a Nato Warship, the frigate the KNM Helge Ingstad, and a 250-meter tanker, the Sola TS. The tanker had just left its berth and was under tug escort when a head-on situation developed between the Sola TS and the KNM Helge Ingstad. The Vessel Traffic … [Read more...]

Norwegian Frigate Sinks Further After Collision with Tanker

By Nerijus Adomaitis and Terje Solsvik OSLO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - A Norwegian navy frigate that collided with an oil tanker last week was almost completely submerged on Tuesday despite efforts to salvage the sinking vessel, pictures taken by the Norwegian Coastal Administration showed. The ship's plight off the Norwegian coast is, however, not disrupting the nearby Sture crude … [Read more...]