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Just happened close to my cottage here i N. Currently out of control and sinking.
No fatalities and everyone evacuated: very good.
The state-of-the-art super-hightech ship did not manage to detect or avoid a 250 meter long oiltanker: completely ridiculous.

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"Someone(s)" is going to get a big "rap on the knuckles" for that!
 
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It is (was) a 134 meter long frigate. Built for radar stealth, which may have contributed to the oiltanker not detecting it (nighttime collision), but does not explain the frigate not managing to detect possible danger and take evasive action vs a very slow moving tanker. Some luck, fully loaden tanker hardly damaged and not leaking.
 
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It was apparently docked in the harbour, so the crew might have been out on the tiles.

Reports say the tug boat towing the tanker was also dented.
 
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^^^ no towing, but a towboat was behind the tanker. No harbour, both ships moving at sea. Frigate returning to base after NATO exercise, full 'warcrew' on board.
 
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Fake news then (on multiple sites)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Norwegian Navy frigate was rammed by a tanker while it was docked in a harbor on the country's west coast Thursday,
Norway's Accident Investigation Board said a towboat was also involved in the accident, but didn't say how.
The shipping site Sysla said the tanker had been loaded with crude oil and was being towed out of the harbor when it rammed the frigate. The tanker was on its way to Britain.
 
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^^^ oilprice is down 1.2 % today (as it's clear Iran will still be able to export in spite of sanctions), so no problem there.

The frigate did a 'Costa Concordia' to avoid sinking. Now being secured to avoid sliding into deeper water.
Reported here, it's fully loaded with missiles, live ammunition etc, so the salvage work will be rather special.

And these vessels are supposed to take on a hypotetical Russian naval attack, todays great demonstration of not even seeing a 250 meter tanker 50 meters away makes us all feel very secure \ money well spent building them lol+++
 
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And these vessels are supposed to take on a hypotetical Russian naval attack, todays great demonstration of not even seeing a 250 meter tanker 50 meters away makes us all feel very secure \ money well spent building them lol+++
:-lmao
 
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