Helge Ingstad - Salvage Operation


Detailed plan for salvage of the Helge Ingstad:


Last press release from the Norwegian Navy was published on Friday 21st December, 2018. There will be no further updates until 3rd January, 2019.

Frigate Helge Ingstad Design - Damage Survivability

The wreck of HI has sunk even further into the fjord.
Salvage is complicated by winter storms:


The wreck has sunk even futher.
Securing wire(s) parted during the storm, but work to reinstate are in progress.
Work with installing chains under the wreck for lifting will resume a.s.a. weather permits:


Doubt about the possibility of reuse after salvage:


Same as in previous links, but in English.


A post was split to a new topic: Helge Ingstad Collision Anaysis


Craneship Rambiz has been on site since last Friday.
From the Bergens Tidende:

Hevingen av fregatten kan tidligst begynne 20. januar

For å heve den forliste fregatten KNM Helge Ingstad trenger Forsvaret fem til seks dager med fint vær. Arbeidet kan starte tidligst 20. januar.

Google translated:

The raising of the frigate can begin no earlier than January 20
To raise the sunken frigate KNM Helge Ingstad, the Armed Forces needs five to six days of fine weather. The work can start no earlier than January 20.


The Navy wants new ships now…

Check the animation: