The warship was returning from NATO war games when it collided with a tanker about 4:00 am, injuring eight Norwegian sailors and requiring more than 100 crew members to be rescued.
The Royal Norwegian Navy frigate Helge Ingstad collided with a 250-meter (820 ft) Maltese-flagged oil tanker Sola TS on November 8, 2018 near Oygarden, Norway (west coast) while returning from NATO exercises. The Helge Ingstad began taking in water, and the frigate was then deliberately run aground in an attempt to prevent the ship from sinking and allow for the evacuation of the crew. Seven sailors were injured in the incident and by late morning the Helge Ingstad had developed a severe angle of list to the starboard side with most of the stern submerged.
Salvage details were initially unknown. The ship was built in Spain, launched in November 2007, and Commissioned in September 2009. The ship is powered by combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion.
A Norwegian navy frigate and an oil tanker collided off Norway's west coast injuring eight people.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 9, 2018
A Norwegian Navy frigate is seen overturned after being rammed by an oil tanker off the coast of Norway on Thursday, as the largest joint NATO military exercises since the end of the Cold War were underway. Eight people were reportedly injured. https://t.co/ieSy0veAXA pic.twitter.com/nmxcjH7x5M
— ABC News (@ABC) November 10, 2018
WATCH: A Norwegian warship has collided with a Maltese oil tanker on the west coast of Norway. Eight people suffered minor injuries. pic.twitter.com/GKcck40olC
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 9, 2018
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