“Now we are planning how we can fulfill the sailing days with the vessels we have. And then we will see in view of NATO and other commitments if we may offer other types of capabilities. I think we should be able to fulfill our obligations, “said Defense Minister.
“It has been a great day with strong stories and meetings. When required, they did absolutely everything they could. This could have gone a lot worse. I’m incredibly happy everyone came to land, “said the minister of defense at Bergens Tidene .
– Now let’s let the accident commission do its job. They are going to investigate the course of events, and in the meanwhile we can concentrate on the crew, who will be praised for the way they handle this, “says Bakke-Jensen to TV 2.
The crew of 137 people was evacuated from the frigate after the collision, and eight people were more easily injured in the collision. Two of them were sent to Haukeland University Hospital and the other six to the emergency room.
The crew should have been highly affected by the incident and, following the accident, was taken care of at a reception center at Haakonsvern, the Navy’s main base just outside Bergen.