Months after the frigate’s collision in Fjord, many operations have been made aiming to prevent the vessel from sinking. After the attempts, the Royal Norwegian Navy conducts an operation to partially raise the sunken vessel, starting from February 26.
Specifically, the operation is expected to last for 5 to 6 days.
Concerning the incident, the Norwegian Frigate collided with the oil tanker Sola TS just outside the coast northwest of Bergen in western Norway on November 8, 2018.
The operation has been delayed many times due to weather conditions.
In order for the operation to be conducted safely, wind and waves must be calm for the duration of the operartion.
In addition, two barges have anchored up next to the frigate.
Divers placed lifting chains around the frigate’s hull, whereas four large hoists on the two barges will now lift the frigate from the seabed.
HNoMS Helge Ingstad is expected to be onboard the submersible barge ‘Boa barge 33’ as the navy reported. The entire operation is expected to be completed by the end of the weekend.