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Norwegian initial report: Unclear what led to ship collision

November 29, 2018

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities say a preliminary investigation into the sinking of a naval frigate following a collision with an oil tanker earlier this month has yet to identify a single reason for the incident.

Norway’s Accident Investigation Board says it wanted to “provide a brief update” and noted that the accident was “complex.”

The agency said Thursday that the 134-meter (442-foot) frigate collided Nov. 8 with Maltese-flagged oil tanker, Sola TS, in a harbor north of Bergen.

The frigate’s 137-member crew was evacuated.

The tanker was only slight damaged in the collision.

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