KNM Helge Ingstad to be Scrapped
The Norwegian Ministry of Defence has recently announced that the KNM Helge Ingstad should be scrapped as it would be too expensive to repair the vessel.
This follows 4 months of news reports on HeavyLiftNews.com from the collision between the Norwegian Navy Frigate and the oil tanker, Sola TS, in November last year until the completion of the salvage operation in March this year. The lifting operation was carried out by the Scaldis Crane Vessels, Gulliver and Rambiz for the main Norwegian contractor BOA Offshore.
The study on the repair revealed that repairs could cost up to NOK 14 billion compared to an estimated NOK 1 billion for a new built frigate.
The news brings the 9 month old Nordic Saga to an end.
The Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad was settled on the coast by rescue vessels after the collision
KNM Helge Ingstad after 4 months under water
All Photographs courtesy of the Norwegian Ministry of Defence
Featured Titled photograph Helge Ingstad with temporary repairs and on her way to the drydock. Photographer Emil Wenaas Larsen
Source Norwegian Ministry of Defence