KNM Helge Ingstad (F313) is one of the Norwegian navy's five frigates of the Fridtjof Nansen class.
The Helge Ingstad was returning from the NATO Trident Juncture 18 exercises when it collided with the Maltese oil tanker Sola-which is reportedly undamaged and resuming its route from Norway to a terminal in northeast England, according to the website Marine Traffic. The tanker, now in port undergoing inspection, was not damaged in the incident and none of its 23-member crew injured.
Authorities said the Norwegian frigate, which carried military weapons, ran aground near Bergen after it started taking on water. The military said the ship, which had recently taken part in the vast North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drill Trident Juncture, is taking on water.
"It took on a lot of water and there is a real danger that it sinks where it is", an official for the Sola rescue centre told AFP.
The 62,000-tonne tanker sustained only slight damage and is waiting to be towed to a nearby oil terminal.
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Some 10,000 liters of helicopter fuel from the frigate has leaked into the sea, said Johan Marius Ly of the Norwegian Coast Guard.
The tanker had left Equinor's Sture oil shipment terminal with a cargo of crude, and the facility was shut for several hours on Thursday as a result.
An image of the ship tipped to one side was posted with the comment.
The Sture Oil Terminal processes about 500,000 barrels a day of North Sea oil, including oil from the Ivar Åssen, Grane and Edvard Grieg fields.
Norway's Accident Investigation Board, which has opened an inquiry, had initially said a tugboat had also been involved in the collision but the Navy later denied that.
Update: 0700 UTC - according to latest reports frigate was taken to shallow waters to avoid sinking, water ingress is incontrollable.