Date: 4 months ago   Category: Society

The Norwegian frigate before collision with the tanker went with the switched-off transponder

The Norwegian military recognized that the team of the Helge Ingstad frigate didn't include the system of identification of the vessels AIS, however they don't consider that it became the reason of collision with the Greek Sola TS tanker.

the Frigate of the Navies of Norway Helge Ingstad which has faced on November 8 the Greek oil TS Sola tanker around Bergen port went with the switched-off transponder, the public speaker of NRK reports.

Thus, the team of the tanker transporting 625 thousand tons of oil couldn't define location of the warship by the system of identification of the vessels AIS in advance. the Representative of Naval Forces counteradmiral Niels-Andreas Stensenes has confirmed to

this information. According to him, captains of warships aren't obliged to include the AIS system if consider that there is no threat to security.

Command of the Norwegian fleet at a press conference has left from the answer to a question of causes of accident, informs NRK.

Of Naval Forces was assured that they do everything for the sake of rescue of the expensive ship. Emergency crews try to close up two holes, above and below a waterline because of which Helge Ingstad sinks in shallow water with a list. According to the head of the department of communication of Naval Forces of Norway Tornill Gerland, the critical moment will come on the night of November 9 when inflow begins.

of Helge Ingstad - one of five Norwegian frigates. His task - in case of fighting to accompany transports, reflecting the attacks of planes and submarines of the enemy.

in the Morning on November 8, coming back to the port after Trident Juncture NATO exercises, the frigate has collided with the tanker. Eight servicemen were traumatized. The team has been evacuated from the ship in distress.



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