The emptying of KNM Helge Ingstad continues

KNM Helge IngstadWreck at sunrise. KNM Helge Ingstad is emptied of fuel before attempted salvage. Photo: Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix
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The emptying of KNM Helge Ingstad continues

Since Friday afternoon, around 50 cubic metres of fuel has been pumped out of the wrecked frigate, KNM Helge Ingstad. Drainage continues as planned.

 

The vessel has been quiet throughout the night, and measurements of movements are analysed continuously the Navy said.

The emptying of fuel tanks started at around 14.00 on Friday and has been going on throughout the night. It is estimated that there are now around 385 cubic metres of marine diesel left inside.

A computer was taken from the bridge after the accident last Friday by divers from the ‘Minedykkerkommandoen’ (Minedivers Command). The machine disk hard drive was then handed over to the police. The content will be reviewed by the Norwegian Accident Commission.

The first part of the chain launcher to be used for lifting the vessel was picked up on Saturday at Sotra.

It is currently unclear when the actual lifting of the frigate will start, as the draining of fuel must be completed first, but from the middle of next week, there may be a small storm in the area.

 

© NTB scanpix / #Norway Today

 

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