A lot of them have been evacuated as well, save for a crew to make sure that the oil does not leak.
Greek Aframax tanker SOLA TS collided with Norway Navy frigate HNOMS HELGE INGSTAD in the morning Nov 8, probably around 0300 UTC, in North sea north of Bergen, Norway. The military said the ship, which had recently taken part in the vast North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drill Trident Juncture, is taking on water. The frigate was lying in the water nearly on its side with its stern under the water.
The 134-meter (442-foot) long frigate, built in Spain in 2009, is part of a NATO fleet in the Atlantic.
"According to our assessments, there's no reason to believe that anything, like an accident, could happen with the weapons" on board, he said.
The 62,000-tonne tanker, which was flying the Maltese flag, was only slightly damaged and none of the 23 people on board were injured, the rescue centre said.
The Sture terminal is a major tanker port, with nearly 25% of Norway's oil production passing through the facility.
Stensoenes said the cause of the accident was not clear and the Navy would wait for the findings of Norway's Accident Investigation Board.
One Norwegian news outlet reports that according to tracking data, the frigate's geolocation system was turned off at the time of the collision, noting, however, that the armed forces of Norway have neither confirmed nor denied that.
He said the frigate had been pushed by towboats into shallow water where it could not sink fully.
"We're trying to stabilise the ship on the rocks" in the hopes of refloating it, Navy Admiral Nils Andreas Stensones said.
Comment: Again, laden massive cargo ship collided with Navy frigate, similar to accidents which occurred with USA Nay frigates in Japan and off Singapore, recently.
Johan Marius Ly of the Norwegian Coast Guard said the extent of leakage was unknown. The fuel was expected to evaporate quickly.
The Sture export oil terminal, as well as the Kollsnes gas plant and several offshore oilfields, were shut down as a precaution but resumed operation on Thursday afternoon, Equinor said in a statement.
The Accident Investigation Board said because the tanker is Maltese-registered, the Marine Safety Investigation Unit (MSIU) of Malta will participate in the investigation.