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Be on the bridge when the frigate collides – "We confirm that the head of KNM Helge Ingstad was the US exchange officer



It's been more than two weeks since KNM Helge Ingstad collided with the tanker of TS Sola on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Americans on the bridge when KNM Helge Ingstad collided

The US officer remained on the KNM "Helge Ingstad" Frigate Bridge when he collided with the Sola tanker.

It was previously known that Americans served frigates as part of the exchange program, but Bergens Tidende now confirms that it was on the verge of collapse. The Norwegian police interviewed the officer, the newspaper said.

BT also writes that the officer "was involved in the training situation on the bridge".

Dagbladet, press officers and navy information, Thomas Gjesdal, say:

"We confirm that on the KNM" Helge Ingstad "was an American exchange officer as part of the exchange program between the US and Norwegian Navy. An exchange program was developed to exchange experiences and provide a basis for good cooperation between the two marinas.

Gjesdal says:

"US Officer for ICM Helge Ingstad had a status of training and had no independent roles"
Thomas Gjesdal, Navy

– If events or situations involving this staff occur, it is up to the incumbent authorities to inform the military authorities of the incident about current inconsistencies and ensure that these authorities come into contact with the relevant state bodies. Accordingly, the US military authorities were informed of the incident and contacted the affected Norwegian authorities.

"US Navy Officer KNM Helge Ingstad had a training status and had no independent role," Gjesdal said.

Night till Wednesday

The night is calm, says Thomas Gjesdal, head of press and information at the Navy.

– We keep track of boat movements and evaluate permanent maintenance and additional fuse. Rambiz's uplifting cat arrives today in Hanøytangen, he says.

SubseaPartner with MS Risøy's diving vessel arrives today at the victim's center and begins preparing for the discharge of the fuel tank, known as the emergency solution of KNM "Helge Ingstad".

– This is a new phase in the storage of vessels. The Emergency Solution was made to reduce the risk of emissions associated with the next stage of operation, which will raise the boat to the underwater boat and further transport to Haapson, "says Gjesdal.

Armed forces are responsible for emergency relief, and the Norwegian Coastal Administration oversees the operation – as well as the current oil spill action.

– It's too early to say how long an emergency operation lasts. This is a critical phase of surgery. The Armed Forces provide the necessary risk assessments, and the Norwegian Coastal Administration strengthens oil spill capacity to limit environmental consequences within these estimates. In addition, surveillance of the area increases, he says.

KNM "Helge Ingstad" had 460 cubic meters of marine diesel on board at the time of the accident.

Secure the container further

Yesterday, Tuesday, November 20, the armed forces are working on securing a vessel with additional reinforcements.

– Ship movements decreased in the same period. BOA, together with Defense Materials, supporting DNV GL, has prepared a plan to raise KNM Helge Ingstad, says Gjesdal.

Planning and preparation for boating is now underway.

Thomas Gjesdal, Head of Press and Information at the Navy. Photo: Armed Forces

Thomas Gjesdal, Head of Press and Information at the Navy. Photo: Armed Forces
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– Loftekrana Gulliver has arrived at Hanøytangen and Rambiz is on its way. At the same time, equipping and equipping the Hanojutangen arm are underway. This is a complex maritime operation, and there are several uncertainties that can affect the timing, including weather conditions, vessel stability and pollution risk, "says Gjesdal.

In order to ensure all phases of the operation, risk analyzes for all identified dangers will be carried out.

– In addition, it will actively use the control of third-party computing, physical work, operational plans and the overall lifting and transportation plan, he says.

Demanding a job

Monday, November 19th, there was a quiet night, and the ship was further solved, and in the future it will work on clarification.

"It is necessary to make a hard work on the rise of KNM" Helge Ingstad. "We have to focus on this work," said Torill Herland, commander of the navy and commander of the Navy.

In agreement with the Navy, Defense Materials, Coastal Administration and the BOA, there will at present not be available media on ships or barges, informing Herland.

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