News 9 november — 12:37

Helge Ingstad: Warship collides with tanker in fjord

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

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.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the collision, which reportedly occurred shortly after 04:00 (03:00 GMT), and led to 137 people being taken off the warship.

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