Norwegian warship collides with tanker now sinking

Mar 2012
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32,691
New Hampshire
#1
The photos are unbelievable.

Norway has evacuated the entire crew of one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with an oil tanker.

Seven people were lightly injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen in the early hours of Thursday, rescuers say. The frigate has been listing dangerously.

The KNM Helge Ingstad had been returning from Nato military exercises. The tanker, the Sola TS, was only slightly damaged and it appears that it did not spill oil.

An unnamed official told AFP news agency that a "small oil slick" had been detected from the frigate.

"It took on a lot of water and there is a real danger that it sinks where it is," the official said.

Warship collides with tanker in fjord
 
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Mar 2010
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Indiana
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From what? The oil spilled? Interesting.
Yes the oil if enough is deadly. The sea life from the Valdez incident still has not recovered 100 percent.

Actually the ship if it sinks will probably be removed from the fiord as it may be an obstruction vs. the open sea.

OTOH the if it's just the warship it won't be as bad as the oil tanker spewing oil.
 

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