Navy ship takes on water after Tsakos aframax collision

Oil tanker & Norwegian Navy frigate ‘collide’ off country’s coast, 7 reported injured

A Norwegian Navy frigate is about to sink after being hit by an oil tanker on Thursday while docked in a habour.

Minor injuries were reported to seven people, according to Reuters.

The navy said the frigate is still not stable and that efforts are underway to secure her. Damages on the ship were also recorded with underwater cameras and all actions, which include recovery plans and oil spill containment, are coordinated with the Norwegian coastal administration. "A total of 127 have been evacuated, 10 crew members remain on board", a spokesman for the local rescue center, Eric Vaale, told the broadcaster.

The Helge Ingstad was returning from the NATO Trident Juncture 18 exercises when it collided with the Maltese oil tanker Sola-which is reportedly undamaged and resuming its route from Norway to a terminal in northeast England, according to the website Marine Traffic. It had recently taken part in NATO's large-scale Trident Juncture military exercises, where it was engaged in submarine hunting maneuvers.

Norwegian news agency NTB is reporting that the collision tore a hole in the frigate's side, and that it is taking in more water than can be pumped out.

The warship is now in danger of sinking, while the tanker, named the Sola TS, is slightly damaged and did not spill oil. He added that the cause of the accident was unclear.

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Equinor added that it is in dialogue with Norwegian authorities and emergency services concerning the incident.

The shipping site Sysla said the tanker had been loaded with crude oil and was being towed out of the harbor when it somehow rammed the frigate.

Mr Stomark says that because the tanker was "slow, heavy and much larger", it was the warship's responsibility to move around it.

"Norway has a modern and well-trained Navy", Norwegian Cmdr.

The Sture oil terminal and the Kollsnes gas processing plant were shut down as a precautionary measure.

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