Norwegian KNM frigate Helge Ingstad sank due to an unscheduled snack and sleep arranged by the crew

The Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad collided with a tanker due to an unscheduled snack arranged by officers.

The reason for the collision of the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad with an oil tanker and the subsequent flooding of the warship was the fault of six watch officers, who, instead of controlling the situation, decided to arbitrarily arrange an unscheduled meal. As a result of the fact that the central observation post was left without observers for a long time, the ship collided with a tanker and was sunk.

“The bridge crew of the KNM Helge Ingstad at the time of the collision consisted of six people. According to the Attorney General, these six crew members had too little experience and had many errors in coordination. According to Norwegian reporting, the central observation post was left unattended for a long time due to a meal break. The official report states that of the two onlookers outside, one was on duty 20 minutes before the impact, when they took turns eating downstairs. Crew negligence is severely punished by Norwegian justice.”- Journalists report.

Moreover, it turned out that for unknown reasons, most of the crew was asleep, which is a very serious negligence and, in fact, this led to the fact that the warship, worth about 420 million euros, was destroyed.