At the west coast of Norway, there was a collision of the frigate Norwegian Navy “Helge Ingstad” and tanker “Sola TS”. It is reported by the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
According to NRK, the incident took place early Thursday morning in an area located on the island commune Eygardene. The collision Navy frigate “Helge Ingstad” I lost control of, I became filled with water and began to drift toward the coast. On board the frigate was 137 man crew, 127 of which as a result of the rescue operation were evacuated from the ship and delivered to the shore. ten people, remain on board the frigate, According to a representative of a rescue center Eric Baal, “trying to keep control of the vehicle”. The tanker as a result of the collision was not injured, On board were 23 man, which is not in danger.
According to the rescue services during the incident suffered 7 a man from the frigate, no dead.
The reason for the collision is not called, but it had previously been reported, that the North Atlantic Ocean approaching violent storm, which has already forced to leave the area, NATO Trident Juncture large-scale exercises 2018 carrier-based group headed by atomic aircraft carrier “Harry Truman”, without waiting for the end of the exercise.