Helge Ingstad - Salvage Operation

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The operation has started:

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#22

Earlier (around daybreak) they had all the deck aft of the bridge out of water. Since then they’ve brought her to even keel with the houses showing.

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#23

They were flame-cutting wires on shore around daybreak.

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#24

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Slightly used, like new…:wink:

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#25

They reached Hanoytangen at 0900 hrs. this morning:
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:5174947/zoom:15
Unfortunately the BT video link from there is not yet established:

But NRK has a link operating:

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#26

She looks better after being sunk for a couple months than some of our navy ships that are sailing around.

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#27

Congratulations, @ombugge. Fine job after the initial stumbles.

Was fascinating to watch her a couple nights ago surging fore and aft in the slings ?half a metre? as a pendulum.

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#28

Draining of water to obtain a draft of 4.8 m. is almost done. Sometime this PM the barge will be placed under HI and the final lift will be done by de-ballasting the barge.

The actual salvage operation is completed when the wreck is dry and secured on the barge, which is expected to be sometime Saturday.

Arrival at Haakonsvern Naval Base will most likely be during Sunday.

Latest from NRK:

The barge is in position and ballasting down at 2130 hrs L/T.

This morning the HI is on the blocks and being raised by de-ballasting the barge. Transit to Haakonsvern is expected to commence after seafastening, with ETA tomorrow:

PS> There is also a video from inside the HI taken a few days ago.

UPDATE 1830 hrs. L/T:
The HI is out of water. “Deck dry” expected within the hour. That ends the critical phase of the lifting and salvage operation.

UPDATE 2100 hrs. L/T:
At least 1 m. freeboard. Still de-ballasting and draining the wreck.

Plan for tow to Haakonsvern:

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#29

Gotcha!

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#30

1330 hrs.L/T: The lifting chains have been removed and the barge being moved to a wharf while awaiting departure:

UPDATE:
The tow left Hanoytangen at 1825 hrs.

UPDATE 2300 hrs.L/T:
They have arrived at Haakonsvern Naval Base. Salvage operation completed:

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#31

Under tow:

Almost there:

Pictures from BT.no

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#32

I really look forward to see some close up photos of the structural collision damages to the aft starboard side hull below and above waterline, superstructure and deck house.

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#33

Given how the tear has already been covered over before she came fully out the water…
I suspect you will wait a long time.

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#34

So the hull was ripped open below waterline, one compartment was flooded and progressive flooding must have taken place - open watertight doors? - and the ship sank.

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#35

Composition of two images.

Crash site.

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#36

It would be interesting to see the complete structural damage above waterline above (deck house) and below (superstructure) the main deck.

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#37

No chance of having a peek at the damage, it is all carefully covered up by heavy blue tarpaulins. Rather curious, what’s there to hide?

The salvage of the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad has been officially completed by the hired help.

There are speculations that gender politics sank the vessel.

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#38

Here is another article with a slightly simplified version about the HI salvage:

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#39

Nothing has been salvaged so far. Only the HI warship has been removed from where it sank and it has since been lifted on a barge for further work. What does the Royal Norwegian Navy plan to do with this CTL?

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#40

That’s odd. What are your sources? According to mine, over half of the high priority components have been removed from the wreck.

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