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(BBC-US)   U.S. Navy: "These accidental ship collisions are seriously embarrassing." Norwegian Navy: "Hold my aquavit and watch this"   (bbc.com) divider line
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2018-11-08 04:26:21 PM  
129 votes:
It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.
2018-11-08 04:22:50 PM  
34 votes:
Eight people were lightly injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen. The KNM Helge Ingstad frigate has been listing dangerously.

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2018-11-08 03:44:05 PM  
26 votes:
See, this is what happens when the internet mercilessly makes fun of vital knowledge.

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2018-11-08 04:44:02 PM  
21 votes:
Apparently this wasn't the first collision for the tanker.

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2018-11-08 04:29:28 PM  
21 votes:

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


You earned this.  CLICK IT!

Lurch
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2018-11-08 04:35:07 PM  
20 votes:
Not the first time a Fjord has crashed into a frigate.

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2018-11-08 04:54:09 PM  
17 votes:

BigNumber12: Updated

Yikes.

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That boom is doing a great job
2018-11-08 04:35:36 PM  
15 votes:

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.

BOO! BOO THIS MAN!
2018-11-08 05:13:33 PM  
13 votes:

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


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2018-11-08 04:22:36 PM  
13 votes:
Where will you be when the lutefisk hits your colon?
2018-11-08 07:27:08 PM  
11 votes:

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


Nice. It's pictures like these that make me wish I was a woman and could fully appreciate this man's physique, but a lass, I am not.
2018-11-08 04:55:22 PM  
11 votes:
Frigate?

I can barely find it!
2018-11-08 04:36:05 PM  
11 votes:

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.

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2018-11-08 06:05:37 PM  
9 votes:

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


Holy cats.

Ummm...I'll be in my stateroom.

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2018-11-08 04:54:45 PM  
9 votes:
Well what did they expect to happen, hanging around oil terminals at all hours, dressed in low-observable clothing like that?

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2018-11-08 07:59:04 PM  
8 votes:

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: The lack of longships in this thread makes me very disappoint.


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2018-11-08 07:53:48 PM  
8 votes:

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: The lack of longships in this thread makes me very disappoint.


I don't know about that.  From some of the posts about the Norwegian sailor, I think several gay male farkers have some longships right about now.
2018-11-08 05:51:04 PM  
8 votes:

BigNumber12: Updated

Yikes.

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One does not accidentally the whole hull.

I wonder if this was yet another game of military vs civilian nautical chicken.

Warship: "Get out of my way, I'm a big powerful military ship"
Guy in bar with handheld radio: "I'm a lighthouse, your call"
Tanker: "I am the stand on vessel in this scenario.  You should consider giving way"
warship: "Did I mention I'm also very self aggrandized?"
Tanker: "You're going to look real silly with this hull sticking out of your ass"

>>BOOOOM<<
2018-11-08 05:45:09 PM  
8 votes:
Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here
2018-11-08 05:19:53 PM  
8 votes:
https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/yv​2​kBa/Tankskip-og-fregatt-kolliderte-ved​-Oygarden--krigsskipet-mistet-styringe​n?fbclid=IwAR0-ouBwFfxzlpwiDm7_QZJAorL​TpVUR-YHBfswKSqsaOjKhdrCmy4F6qVw

Time lapse of some tugs trying to keep it beached safely.  At about 40 seconds, the frigate starts to go, and the tugs all NOPE the hell up away from it.

I shouldn't laugh, but it was hysterical.
2018-11-08 04:25:01 PM  
8 votes:
"Norway has evacuated all 137 crew from one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with a Maltese oil tanker."
I knew the F-150s could carry a lot of stuff, but a warship?!

/and did the accident reveal that the other crew was smuggling a falcon?
2018-11-08 05:36:59 PM  
7 votes:

phishrace: Not the first time a Fjord has crashed into a frigate.

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When was the last time?  I frigate.
2018-11-08 05:10:36 PM  
7 votes:

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


'Cause of the Danes.
2018-11-08 10:18:50 PM  
5 votes:

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak

Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.


Ahem.
2018-11-08 08:39:36 PM  
5 votes:

151: ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here

I'm an incredibly heterosexual male, but...damn.


You don't need a full patch to ride with us.
2018-11-08 08:25:32 PM  
5 votes:
The tanker, the Sola TS, was slightly damaged and it appears that it did not spill oil.

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2018-11-08 06:01:41 PM  
5 votes:
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2018-11-08 05:38:11 PM  
5 votes:
Breaking news:  The Warship Helge Ingstad to be rechristened as The Submarine Helge Ingstad
2018-11-08 05:27:46 PM  
5 votes:
They probably crashed because the two Norwegian captains couldn't understand their warnings, hollering at each other in Norwegian. I mean, have you ever tried to learn Norwegian?  It's hard.
2018-11-08 05:29:35 PM  
4 votes:

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


They *had* a warship from the looks of this.
2018-11-08 07:45:51 PM  
3 votes:
The lack of longships in this thread makes me very disappoint.
2018-11-08 05:14:20 PM  
3 votes:
I used to have a GF who really liked it when I crashed my frigate into her tanker.
2018-11-08 04:47:23 PM  
3 votes:
♫ Have you driven a Fjooord... lately! ♫
2018-11-09 08:43:58 AM  
2 votes:

Pershing123: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

'Cause of the Danes.


The united kingdom of Denmark-Norway actyally shares a joint status of having the most wars against the nation, namely Sweden. 30+ wars or something stupid, since we really achieved much other than just killing in each other.

The biggest Danish warhero is actually from what is now the Norwegian navy, we refer to him as Thundershield.


But yeah, Denmark, Norway and Sweden has a huge tradition for building ships, we still do.

I know you were being sarcastic, but for someone who can't figure out maps. The kingdom of Denmark, for instance, has several islands east of Sweden, that no-one but Denmark is allowed to patrol, according to a treaty with the Soviet Union following WW2. And then we have to patrol the sea-ways, and uhm well, we currently a bit of spat with Canada about Hans Island west of Greenland, and Canada is a bit pissed about the Danish navy being able to operate 365 days a year, because of ice hardened hulls.

So Denmark and Canada takes turns in re-capturing that island, leaving letters and booze. (Denmark leaves aquavit, Canada leaves whiskey).


Anyways, lets make fun of Sweden instead;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(s​h​ip)

They managed to build the largest warship in 1629 (you know who they'd plan to use it against), and all the royalty etc. was present at its launch. Named after a Swedish king, it sunk on the spot, because of a mild gust of wind.

It took them 300 years to get up, so you can actually see it.

Took a few hundred years more, before Denmark/Norway and Sweden just decided that we were just being morons, and it was better to settle our issues through football. Its cheaper, fewer people gets killed and we have fewer embarassing epic fails.
2018-11-08 11:13:19 PM  
2 votes:

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


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2018-11-08 11:09:19 PM  
2 votes:

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Not yet?

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2018-11-08 08:30:46 PM  
2 votes:

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


Holy mother of Thor!
I'll be in my bunk.
2018-11-08 08:13:40 PM  
2 votes:

DrWhy: ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here

Nice. It's pictures like these that make me wish I was a woman and could fully appreciate this man's physique, but a lass, I am not.


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2018-11-08 08:03:15 PM  
2 votes:

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: The lack of longships in this thread makes me very disappoint.


Don't be a dinghy!
2018-11-08 07:23:11 PM  
2 votes:
So apparently they just abandoned ship instead of trying to save it like USN sailors do?

0_o

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2018-11-08 06:45:19 PM  
2 votes:
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What an Akavit accident might look like..
2018-11-08 05:57:54 PM  
2 votes:

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


Thank you!

/very much
2018-11-08 05:11:03 PM  
2 votes:
It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak
2018-11-10 01:54:24 AM  
1 vote:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak

Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.

Ahem.


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2018-11-09 06:57:01 PM  
1 vote:

151: ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here

I'm an incredibly heterosexual male, but...damn.


As Ron White so artfully pointed out.....

We're all a LITTLE gay.
2018-11-09 05:33:27 PM  
1 vote:

Odin's Other Eye: wickedragon: Norwegian sources now say that the tanker contacted the frigate and told them they were on a collision course, and the frigate said they had the situation under control.

Wow, that's extra stupid.


I had a hunch that's how it all...

(sunglasses)

...went down.
2018-11-09 04:14:20 AM  
1 vote:

DrWhy: Gig103: Q. Why do the Norwegian Navy paint barcodes on all the ships?
A. So that when they return to port, they can Scandanavian

/rimshot
//try the veal

///Try reading the thread first


Gig103: Oh. I didn't read the thread, I was beat to the pun by quite a margin.


Eeeeveryone should calm down, and read the  thread first.
And then take inventory of all giant ships in near vicinity and try not to crash into them.

Norwegian sources now say that the tanker contacted the frigate and told them they were on a collision course, and the frigate said they had the situation under control. The tanker then concluded that this was BS and contacted the Norwegian Coastal Marine Safety Department and told them about the imminent collision, and those giys called the frigate.

Doesn't sound like the officers on the frigate had the situation under control.
2018-11-09 01:31:29 AM  
1 vote:
Oh. I didn't read the thread, I was beat to the pun by quite a margin.
2018-11-08 11:32:39 PM  
1 vote:
I haven't seen this in any of the boat traders. Is this a new listing?
2018-11-08 09:34:32 PM  
1 vote:

MrBonestripper: https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/yv​2​kBa/Tankskip-og-fregatt-kolliderte-ved​-Oygarden--krigsskipet-mistet-styringe​n?fbclid=IwAR0-ouBwFfxzlpwiDm7_QZJAorL​TpVUR-YHBfswKSqsaOjKhdrCmy4F6qVw

Time lapse of some tugs trying to keep it beached safely.  At about 40 seconds, the frigate starts to go, and the tugs all NOPE the hell up away from it.

I shouldn't laugh, but it was hysterical.


For some reason, the sight of the little navigation radar antenna at the top of mast spinning madly while the ship is laying on its side makes me chuckle sensibly.
2018-11-08 09:23:12 PM  
1 vote:

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


He is a very striking man.  I now feel quite inadequate.
151
2018-11-08 08:56:07 PM  
1 vote:

studebaker hoch: 151: ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here

I'm an incredibly heterosexual male, but...damn.

You don't need a full patch to ride with us.


Do I at least get a colorful prospect patch? Cuz if so, count me in!
2018-11-08 08:05:18 PM  
1 vote:

Gleeman: So apparently they just abandoned ship instead of trying to save it like USN sailors do?

0_o

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Difference in philosophy between a power projection Navy and coastal / area denial.  They were close to home port, lots of resources available, and the ship wasn't sinking.  Remember where you parked it, make sure the pumps are working, hand the keys to the salvage and repair crew while you start working on your LinkedIn profile, because your Navy career is wrapping up!
2018-11-08 08:03:23 PM  
1 vote:

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Let's see.

One word. It starts with the letter "R" and ends with the letter "ussia."
2018-11-08 06:57:59 PM  
1 vote:
The tanker, the Sola TS, was slightly damaged and it appears that it did not spill oil.

Sounds like they need to start building warships like tankers.
2018-11-08 05:28:07 PM  
1 vote:

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak

Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.


I have only consumed it in large quantities with Swedish Americans in their 40's.Who were not grandparents.
It's an aquired taste.
2018-11-08 05:14:41 PM  
1 vote:

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Because of the dangerous land møøse.  A møøse bit my sister once.
2018-11-08 04:41:02 PM  
1 vote:
Littering annnnd.....

/snozzberries
2018-11-08 04:23:52 PM  
1 vote:
Norway has a warship?

Why?
 
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