Norwegian NATO-Frigate collided with oil tanker; Norway, November 2018

HNoMS 'Helge Ingstad' is a Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate of the Royal Norwegian Navy. On 8 November 2018, while returning from NATO exercises she collided with a Maltese flagged tanker and began taking on water. The ship was deliberately run aground in an attempt to prevent her sinking and the crew evacuated. Eight sailors were injured in the incident and by late morning she had developed a severe angle of list with the starboard side submerged. Trident Juncture 18, abbreviated TRJE18, is a NATO-led military exercise to be held in Norway in October and November 2018 with an Article 5 collective defence scenario. The exercise will be the largest of its kind in Norway since the 1980s. An expected 50,000 participants from 31 nations will take part, including 10,000 vehicles, 250 aircraft and 65 vessels (wikipedia)


By: freetoplay (1018.20)

Tags: Norway, NATO, Trident Juncture, WTF, Vehicles