Thursday, November 08, 2018

Frigate KNM Helge Ingstad ran aground to prevent sinking after collision with oil tanker!

Thanks to Freder for the link!

Caption/Pic via Timothy Choi's Twitter Page
Oh jeez, daylight photo by Eirik Brekke shows extent of damage to the Norwegian Aegis frigate #HelgeIngstad after collision with oil tanker #Sola, in fjord north of Bergen. She was returning from #TridentJuncture2018. Was driven aground to prevent sinking.

Just plain WOW!

You see a beached ship and I see OUTSTANDING seamanship, quick thinking and audacious maneuvers to save their ship.

The investigation will determine the who did what's, why's and how to prevent it in the future, but for now marvel at the bravery and determination of this crew.

Military service EVEN IN PEACETIME is dangerous.

Never forget that!

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