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Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker

COPENHAGEN, Denmark --- One of Norway's Navy frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week and tore a large hole in its side, authorities said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensoenes, the head of Norway's navy, said several of the wires used to stabilize the KNM Helge Instad snapped Tuesday, causing the vessel to sink further into the fjord. Only the top of the frigate with its radar and antennas remained above the waterline. The 134-meter frigate began listing heavily after a Maltese-flagged oil tanker collided with it Thursday in a harbor in Sture, north of Bergen. Its 137 crew were evacuated and eight people onboard were i...Keep on reading: Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor

    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, the military said. The crew of 127 was evacuated amid fears the ship will sink.   Seven people on the KNM Helge Instad were slightly injured when the accident occurred at 4 a.m. in Sture, north of Bergen. The military said the ship, which had recently taken part in the vast NATO drill Trident Juncture, is taking on water.   Eirik Walle, with Norway's rescue center, told Norwegian news agency NTB that the collision caused an opening in the frigate's hull and "it is taking in more water than they can pump...Keep on reading: Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 8th, 2018Related News

Oil tanker and frigate collide off Norway, seven injured

OSLO: A Norwegian navy frigate and a Maltese oil tanker collided in a fjord in western Norway on Thursday, local authorities said, with seven people receiving minor injuries. The KNM...READ MORE The post Oil tanker and frigate collide off Norway, seven injured appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Progress Steady in Construction of PH Navy’s First Missile Frigate

The Philippine Navy said the construction of the country’s first missile-armed frigate is steadily progressing. “(The construction of) our (first) frigate is moving forward. It will arrive in February (or) March of 2020. All systems go and we should be happy for our country,” Navy flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, said during an interview with […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 25th, 2018Related News

Navy chief: Frigate deal was above-board

Navy chief: Frigate deal was above-board.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsOct 22nd, 2018Related News

Alejano hits gov’t for ‘deceiving’ public on navy frigates deal

      Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano said the Duterte administration is deceiving the public concerning the frigate deal of the Philippine Navy, which he claimed to be plagued by questionable transactions and selections. Alejano said the frigate deal became controversial when Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go interfered with the selection of P15.5-billion Combat Management System (CMS), which is a computer system for warships. In a conference on Oct. 18, President Rodrigo Duterte clarified that he gave the complaint of the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to Go, who handed it to Malacaang lawyers to study the report. Go allegedly refer...Keep on reading: Alejano hits gov’t for ‘deceiving’ public on navy frigates deal.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Duteret bares Go s only involvement in frigate deal

Duteret bares Go s only involvement in frigate deal.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

Keel laid for PH Navy& apos;s first guided-missile frigate - INQUIRER.net

Keel laid for PH Navy's first guided-missile frigate - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Damaged BRP Gregorio Del Pilar to Be Operational Soon

Efforts are underway to ensure that the frigate, BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15), which was damaged after it ran aground at the Hasa-Hasa (Half-Moon) Shoal on Aug. 29, is made operational at the soonest time, Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson said. “It is being targeted that the ship will be restored to its operational status soonest,” […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 3rd, 2018Related News

S. Korea shipbuilder cuts steel for PH Navy’s 2nd guided-missile frigate

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has held a steel cutting ceremony for the Philippine Navy's second guided-missile frigate (P160) on Monday. A ceremony was held at the Shin Hwa Tech in Pohang City, South Korea, the Philippine Navy said in a news release on Wednesday. The Navy delegation was led by Capt. Sergio Bartolome. The HHI project manager and staff, as well as representatives from Lloyds Shipping Center and Shin Hwa were also present at the ceremony. The keel-laying of the first frigate (P159) will be held on October 16. It is expected to be delivered in 2020, while the second would be in 2021. The purchase for the P18-billion controversial frigates...Keep on reading: S. Korea shipbuilder cuts steel for PH Navy’s 2nd guided-missile frigate.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

Navy to probe frigate incident in Hasa-Hasa Shoal

THE PHILIPPINE NAVY is set to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the grounding of the frigate BRP Gregorio Del Pilar […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2018Related News

Out of proportion

It was unfortunate enough that the Philippine Navy frigate BRP Gregorio del Pilar ran aground Wednesday on the shoal of the Spratly Islands in the disputed area of the West Philippine Sea. What is even more unfortunate is that vested interests are apparently trying to capitalize on the offer of China for assistance to drive […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Private tugboats sent to rescue Navy ship 4 days after running aground in West PH Sea 

FOUR days after a Philippine frigate ran aground in the area of the West Philippine Sea, authorities are still trying to extricate the ship. Two tugboats from private firms have been tapped although several countries, including the US, China and South Korea, offered to provide equipment that would remove the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15), [...] The post Private tugboats sent to rescue Navy ship 4 days after running aground in West PH Sea  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Sep 2nd, 2018Related News

China in talks with Philippines on recovery of grounded frigate amid sea feud

China on Friday said it is in talks with the Philippines on matters related to the retrieval of a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the contested South China Sea......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

China in talks with Philippines on recovery of grounded frigate amid sea feud

China on Friday said it is in talks with the Philippines on matters related to the retrieval of a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the contested South China Sea. Source link link: China in talks with Philippines on recovery of grounded frigate amid sea feud.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 1st, 2018Related News

Philippines Informs China of Grounded Frigate Amid Sea Feud

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Two officials say the Philippines has notified China about a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the South China Sea to avoid any misunderstanding because the incident.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Philippines Informs China of Grounded Frigate Amid Sea Feud

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Two officials say the Philippines has notified China about a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the South China Sea to avoid any misunderstanding because the incident.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Philippine navy ship runs aground in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine navy frigate has run aground on a shoal in the disputed South China Sea and efforts are underway to retrieve it and its crew, who were unhurt. Military spoke.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2018Related News

PH Navy special operations group to join US, others in maritime drills

The Philippine Navy has deployed its special operations group to take part in annual maritime exercises with the United States and other Southeast Asian countries aimed at building maritime domain awareness in the region.   The Philippines, according to Cmdr. Jonathan Zata, the Navy spokesperson, is participating in the 17th Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (Seacat) exercises, which started on Monday.   "We have earmarked one patrol ship and a fast frigate plus aircraft and teams from our naval special operations group, all currently deployed at the area of responsibility of Naval Forces West based in Puerto Princesa City," Zata said Thursday.   Ex...Keep on reading: PH Navy special operations group to join US, others in maritime drills.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 31st, 2018Related News

Philippine navy ship runs aground in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A Philippine navy frigate has run aground on a shoal in the disputed South China Sea and efforts are underway to retrieve it and its crew, who were unhurt. Military spoke Source link link: Philippine navy ship runs aground in disputed waters.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 31st, 2018Related News