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Norway presents a chronology of events during the collision of the frigate Helge Ingstad with the tanker Sola

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A special commission investigating the collision of the frigate Helge Ingstad with the Sola tanker publishes a report on the anniversary of the incident. Recall that the frigate of the Royal Norwegian Navy collided with a civilian vessel during the exercises on November 8 2018 year. Having received a hole, the ship began to roll on one of the sides and after a while sank in the area of ​​the Helte Fjord. A few months later, with the help of floating cranes, Helge Ingstad was lifted and towed to the port.




The main question was related to how this collision could have occurred and why the frigate’s crew did not take the necessary measures to avoid it?

The report, which is called "preliminary," reports that several causes of the collision are being considered. First: navigation error, second: inconsistency with the traffic control center, third: lack of proper response to signals from the tanker crew.

The Norwegian Armed Forces Commission, as stated on TV2, has reason to say that the personnel at that time on the bridge "did not possess the skills that could help to avoid a clash."

The following is the time-based data of what happened at Helge Ingstad from 8 on November 2018, as well as data on the movement of the tanker.

The timeline is as follows:


2:38
Helge Ingstad: We move into the area of ​​the transport hub of the coastal administration of Fedje.

3:40
Tanker Sola TS departs from the berth of the Sture terminal.

3:50
Sola TS turns north, the Tenax tug continues to follow the ship.

3:55
The tanker has a speed of more than six knots. It is followed by three other civilian ships, the speed of which is almost twice as high.

3:59
The tanker reports to the traffic control center that it sees an obstacle in its path.

4:00
Sola TS briefly increases speed to more than seven knots, turning to the right, first slowly, then faster. Thus, the two ships that follow from behind are forced to change their course.

4:01
A radio link is established between Helge Ingstad and Sola TS. The tanker asks the frigate crew to move away to avoid a collision. It is reported from the frigate that if they depart, they will come critically close to the shore.

4:02
Two ships collide.

4:03
The main rescue center is notified of the collision.

4:05
Helge Ingstad, having received a hole, begins to fill up with sea water.

04:50
The complete evacuation of the frigate crew has begun. The last crew member will leave the frigate in 06: 30.

The investigation team claims that the situation could be affected by a change of duty on the bridge, which took place in the area of ​​4 hours.
The report marked such questions that the commission tried to answer: “Could the change of duty officers influence the situation by reducing vigilance?”, “Did the change of duty take place differently than usual due to the presence of guests on board?”

About what kind of "guests" were on board the frigate at that moment, is not reported.

It is noted that the ship "with excellent maneuverability" was itself trapped, approaching the coast and actually posing under attack.

The Commission found that the ship, moving in the direction of the Heltefjord, turned off the traffic tracking system, gaining speed near 18 nodes. The Commission believes that this is a series of mistakes by the Helge Ingstad team, because in the end the officers had to act based solely on visual assessments of the situation under time pressure.

From a statement by the representative of the Norwegian Incident Investigation Board:

The picture of the movement that evening was extremely incomprehensible to those who participated in it.

Meanwhile, it is stated that the investigation, to which the special services were involved, "is unlikely to be completed before the end of 2019 year."
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  1. YOUR
    YOUR 8 November 2019 13: 28
    +5
    They are fast. Only a year has passed.
    1. kit88
      kit88 8 November 2019 13: 31
      +12
      The report will be sent for revision. It lacks two keywords - Russia and Putin.
      1. cost
        cost 8 November 2019 13: 49
        +13
        During the investigation of the circumstances that led to the collision of the Norwegian URO frigate Helge Ingstad on the morning of November 8 with the Sola TS tanker (Malta flag) sailing under the Malta flag, more and more surprising facts continue to emerge.
        In particular, the Norwegian press found out that on the night of the shipwreck, orders on the bridge of the NATO frigate were given ... by a US Navy officer. And now the media suspect him of involvement in the death of Helge Ingstad. Having seized on the last circumstance, the Norwegian media began to "dig" in this direction and very soon they discovered an interesting fact. It was voiced on November 17 by the American newspaper The Washington Post. It turned out that as part of the investigation into the causes of the collision between Helge Ingstad and Sola TS, a US Navy officer, who is a drum roll, can be questioned! - On the morning of November 8th he was on a Norwegian frigate.
        This was forced to confirm and the official representative of the Sixth Fleet, US Commander Kyle Raines. Recognizing that an American officer was in the Norwegian frigate experience sharing program (Personnel Exchange Program), Raines refused, however, to disclose not only the name of this officer, but also the duties that the American performed on Helge Ingstad.
        The information gathered by a number of Norwegian publications found that the US Navy officer was not just aboard Helge Ingstad, but had an internship on the Norwegian frigate URO, right up to the duties of a shift officer.
        Norwegian media claim that it was the American who gave orders on the Helge Ingstad bridge on November 8, ending with an unplanned “meeting” of the frigate with Sola TS stem. What is called, completed work.
        The American side stated that it is impossible to blame the collision on the American trainee at the official level, since in any case, the frigate’s commander, his senior assistant and the watch officer are primarily responsible for the safety of the ship. All of them are officers of the Norwegian Navy.
        1. Evil echo
          Evil echo 8 November 2019 13: 58
          +2
          . at the official level, it is impossible to blame the collision on the American trainee, since in any case, the safety of the ship is primarily the responsibility of the frigate’s commander, his senior assistant and the officer on duty. All of them are officers of the Norwegian Navy.

          Who will pay for everything? Our military prosecutor’s office is needed there, they will quickly find and attract the extreme.
          1. maxim947
            maxim947 8 November 2019 14: 16
            +1
            Royal Navy Frigate of Norway

            Royal)))) damn kings ...
            The article says that the crew did not have skills .. How is it? But what about endless training and training aimed at fighting for vitality? When the sleepy crew member on the machine already knows where to run and what to do.
            Or the Royal Navy is not necessary?))
            1. Simargl
              Simargl 8 November 2019 17: 32
              +1
              Quote: maxim947
              The article says that the crew did not have skills .. How is it?
              100500 hours of simulator, honed actions ... but the article says that there was a changeover ... what changeover is on the simulator? wink laughing
        2. Hagalaz
          Hagalaz 8 November 2019 14: 14
          +5
          There would be more such trainees in the NATO fleets. The main thing is not to allow them to the buttons, but to "steer", let them rule! laughing
        3. Valery Valery
          Valery Valery 8 November 2019 14: 22
          +3
          But what about the insidious Russian electronic warfare systems ?! Or is this topic already dead ?!
      2. Alex Justice
        Alex Justice 8 November 2019 16: 43
        +1
        The report will be sent for revision. It lacks two keywords - Russia and Putin.

        Putin turned off the GPS?
        1. Captain Pushkin
          Captain Pushkin 8 November 2019 22: 27
          0
          Quote: Alex Justice
          The report will be sent for revision. It lacks two keywords - Russia and Putin.

          Putin turned off the GPS?

          No, he gave the tanker captain a medal "For military merit".
        2. Rzzz
          Rzzz 9 November 2019 00: 27
          0
          Quote: Alex Justice

          Putin turned off the GPS?

          And only on the frigate. It worked fine on the tanker and other steamers, no one complained.
          And I distorted the picture in the windows.
      3. antivirus
        antivirus 8 November 2019 16: 58
        0
        .. and the third - PESEC
    2. Civil
      Civil 8 November 2019 13: 43
      0
      The captain of the tanker, a specialist, decided to fill up the frigate, so he ran into horns.
    3. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 8 November 2019 22: 22
      +1
      Quote: YOUR
      They are fast. Only a year has passed.

      And still it's nice to read ...
  2. seregin-s1
    seregin-s1 8 November 2019 13: 30
    +3
    And where about the fact that the Russians turned off the GPS?
  3. knn54
    knn54 8 November 2019 13: 33
    +4
    Version # 4 - during the construction of the frigate, stealth technology was used, and the tanker "did not notice" the ship. And given the time of day, it is almost impossible to do it visually.
    1. cost
      cost 8 November 2019 14: 09
      +6
      As the commission established, the courts had the automatic identification system (AIS) equipment turned on, carried navigation lights and in the night darkness looked like Christmas trees.
      1. knn54
        knn54 8 November 2019 14: 53
        +3
        Dmitry, how do you get THIS:
        "... one of the officers of the frigate decided to conduct some kind of" navigation exercises "on the bridge of the ship. It is not entirely clear what they were, but the watchmen concentrated on working out injections, and not on monitoring the environment. AIS. .. "
        November 12, 2018
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 8 November 2019 13: 40
    +6
    the personnel at that moment on the bridge “did not possess the skills that could help to avoid a collision”.

    Interestingly, where was the drug with the necessary skills at that moment? And what kind of drugs was on the bridge, which did not possess skills ???
    Strange and weirder!
  5. Berkut24
    Berkut24 8 November 2019 13: 41
    +4
    It is reported from the frigate that if they depart, they will come critically close to the shore.
    ...
    Two ships collide.

    The critical rapprochement of the ships followed by a critical rapprochement with the bottom. 3 minutes were measured with dignity to find out that a tanker with its weight, speed and weak maneuverability is more courageous. And on the Helge Ingstad bridge, boys with ambition, but lack of logic.
    1. dedusik
      dedusik 8 November 2019 17: 47
      -1
      Reminds a conversation between the Spanish lighthouse rangers and the captain of an American aircraft carrier bully
      1. Rzzz
        Rzzz 9 November 2019 00: 29
        +2
        Yes, it’s good to retell this tale of Zadornov.
    2. Simargl
      Simargl 8 November 2019 18: 34
      +1
      Quote: Berkut24
      And on the Helge Ingstad bridge, boys with ambition, but lack of logic.
      Girls.
  6. demo
    demo 8 November 2019 13: 45
    0
    I am surprised why Russia was not dragged here?
    Could say that due to the impact of unidentified persons on the navigation equipment, the two crews simply did not see each other.
    But the impact was from the Russian Federation.
    And sanctions, sanctions, sanctions.
    I will soon become BDSM.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 8 November 2019 13: 51
    -2
    Well, what does VO have to do with it.
    1. cost
      cost 8 November 2019 14: 20
      +8
      Ros 56 : Well, what does VO have to do with it.

      There are no reasons for fear - a special commission investigating the situation with the collision of the frigate Helge Ingstad with the tanker Sola, in the published report, stated: "It has nothing to do with the VO" yes wink
      1. Captain Pushkin
        Captain Pushkin 8 November 2019 22: 31
        0
        Quote: Rich
        A special commission investigating the situation with the collision of the frigate Helge Ingstad with the tanker Sola, in a published report stated: "There is nothing to do with the VO"

        So, there were fears that VO "and" were all the same?
  8. Kerensky
    Kerensky 8 November 2019 14: 32
    +2
    A rare commission will reach the middle of the fjord .. Where did the tanker go? Right. Where did the frigate get? To do this, you need a year or one book of Rules to open ....
    And as accurately described:
    After getting a hole the ship began to roll on one of the sides
  9. Jerk
    Jerk 8 November 2019 14: 45
    0
    The Norwegian Armed Forces Commission, as stated on TV2, has reason to say that the personnel at that time on the bridge "did not possess the skills that could help to avoid a clash."

    What? open house day in the madhouse - and the hotel all flew to the bridge? Phrase - carve! Not in granite, but in the ass on the butt of those who thought that he could fly under the Norwegian flag not in a quiet pond!
    The author, and this is real - like that excuse? !!!
    1. PilotS37
      PilotS37 8 November 2019 15: 11
      +1
      Quote: Jerk
      who thought that he could not sail in a quiet pond under the Norwegian flag!

      "Remember, salaga! Sailors do not" swim "- they" walk! "/ One senior sailor-sailor /
      am wassat bully
      1. Jerk
        Jerk 8 November 2019 15: 17
        0
        It’s not me who drowned, so salabon who is the question)
      2. Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi 8 November 2019 17: 51
        +2
        Norway just swam and dangled. Like the same type of McCain in the Strait of Malacca ...
  10. Jerk
    Jerk 8 November 2019 15: 05
    +1
    https://inosmi.ru/social/20181112/243911680.html
    5) The negotiations were conducted in Norwegian, which not all of the crew present in the zone understood.

    Do you remember exactly where the jamb happened? Nafig there Norwegian ... Or Gauleiter forgot to say what language is kosher in Norway, especially among military personnel?
    Tanker Sola TS is Aframax type. It went into operation in 2017. Deadweight (maximum carrying capacity) - 112 939 tons. Length is 250 meters. Width 44,03 meters.

    And now about the bike, that the frigate did not see him. If the war measles does not see crap the size of a small city - under your nose, how on earth will he find a much smaller submarine for example ?!
    1. Simargl
      Simargl 8 November 2019 18: 36
      0
      Quote: Jerk
      If war measles does not see crap the size of a small town
      If the military is the size of an aircraft carrier. The board is only lower.
    2. Disorder
      Disorder 8 November 2019 21: 49
      +1
      Helge Ingstad (Helge Ingstad) F 313 - frigate type "Fridtjof Nansen".
      Key Features:
      Displacement 5290 t (full)
      Xnumx length m
      16,8 width m
      Draft 4,9 m

      It turns out how the car tried to slip in front of the wagon and got in the back door.
      International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea, 1972
      MPPSS-72

      Part B - Navigation and Maneuvering Rules
      Section II - Navigation of vessels in full view of each other
      Rule 15 - Course Crossing Situation
      When two vessels with mechanical engines go intersecting courses so that there is a danger of collision, the vessel that has the other on its right side must give way to the other vessel and at the same time it should, if circumstances allow, avoid crossing the course of the other vessel nose.
    3. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 8 November 2019 22: 33
      +1
      Quote: Jerk
      how will he find a much smaller submarine for example ?!

      Do not worry, the submarine will find him.
  11. Kibl
    Kibl 8 November 2019 15: 51
    0
    If, earlier, torpedoes, rockets, artillery were used to sink the ship, then in the last civilian ships are increasingly used. Seiner, dry cargo ships, tankers are used. So humane ....
  12. svp67
    svp67 8 November 2019 18: 15
    +1
    Stop, stop, where is the "Russian trace"? Where is the "highley like", "the interference of Russian electronic warfare in the work of DPRSi"? Or to be continued?
  13. Dmitry Donskoy
    Dmitry Donskoy 8 November 2019 21: 46
    0
    But there was no struggle for survivability? Something quickly everyone began to dump from the ship request
    1. Rzzz
      Rzzz 9 November 2019 00: 36
      +1
      He was put on a sandbank, the struggle for survivability is meaningless.
  14. Rzzz
    Rzzz 9 November 2019 00: 35
    0
    It's good here, everyone survived. And then the Americans managed to substitute "Burke" under large steamers with human corpses. Maybe for this an American officer was on board, to learn how to gouge a ship without casualties?