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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:20 PM

Norwegian frigate is rammed by tanker in harbor, could sink

Source: AP

By JAN M. OLSEN
an hour ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- An oil tanker rammed a Norwegian navy frigate Thursday in a harbor on the country's western coast, tearing a large hole in its side, the military said. The frigate's 137 crew members were evacuated amid fears that it may sink.

Eight people on the KNM Helge Instad were injured in the 4 a.m. collision in Sture, north of Bergen, said Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensoenes, the head of Norway's navy. Two of them were taken to a nearby hospital.

The ship, which had recently taken part in the vast Trident Juncture NATO military drill in Norway, is "strongly listing," Stensoenes told a news conference Thursday afternoon. The frigate was lying in the water almost on its side with its stern under the water.

The 134-meter (442-foot) long frigate, built in Spain in 2009, is part of a NATO fleet in the Atlantic. The alliance has been informed of the accident, he said.



Read more: https://apnews.com/6b879eba78d54130a7fc308e24ddac5a




Photo: Norwegian Coastal Administration


Photo: Marit Hommedal, AP


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sl8 Nov 8 OP
Sherman A1 Nov 8 #1
ToxMarz Nov 8 #2
LanternWaste Nov 8 #4
Sneederbunk Nov 8 #3
xor Nov 8 #5
marble falls Nov 8 #6

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:39 PM

1. WOW

Does not look good.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:46 PM

2. Doesn't "rammed" imply it was intentional

Collided would seem more correct

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:04 PM

4. Not as per AP Stylebook.

'Rammed' used to indicate crushing or driving force not inherent to 'collide'.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:56 PM

3. UFF DA!

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:07 PM

5. Russia has taken notice of recent events and is changing its fleet composition

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:25 PM

6. Better the frigate than the tanker. Their navy will handle this with no problems.

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