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The Norwegian frigate which has collided with the tanker has appeared under the threat of flooding — Rambler News Service


The oil Sola TS tanker and the frigate of Naval Forces of Norway of Helge Ingstad which came back from NATO exercises of Trident Juncture 2018 have collided in the morning on November 8 near the Norwegian commune Eygarden, the Dagbladet newspaper has reported. After collision the frigate was towed off on a bank to save the vessel, however it is on the verge of flooding. All 137 people who were onboard the frigate have in due time left the vessel. Eight of them have got insignificant injuries. The special commission is engaged in investigation of the reasons of collision of the tanker and frigate. Police officers have forbidden the movement on water at distance of 1500 meters from the frigate. On the land the ban on the movement acts on distance of 1000 meters. He doesn't concern inhabitants of the specified zone. Movement in airspace over a point of impact is also suspended. Because of collision from the frigate 10 thousand liters of helicopter fuel have poured out. During the press conference representatives of Naval Forces of Norway have specified that weapon which has equipped the vessel doesn't constitute danger to people around. The tanker onboard which there are 625 thousand barrels of oil hasn't sustained serious damage. 23 persons who were on its board at the time of collision evacuated. Meanwhile the oil Sture terminal around which there was a state of emergency has almost completely suspended work.

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