Eight hurt in frigate-tanker collision

An operation was underway yesterday to try and stop a Norwegian navy frigate from sinking after it collided with a Maltese oil tanker in a fjord in western Norway. Eight people had minor injuries in the accident that took place in a busy waterway in
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An operation was underway yesterday to try and stop a Norwegian navy frigate from sinking after it collided with a Maltese oil tanker in a fjord in western Norway. Eight people had minor injuries in the accident that took place in a busy waterway in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen, Norway's military said. All 137 people on board the frigate, which recently took part in a major Nato military exercise, were evacuated.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2018, with the headline 'Eight hurt in frigate-tanker collision'. Print Edition | Subscribe