One of six Norwegian Ula-class submarines collides with a salmon farm

One of the Norwegian Navy submarines collided with the mooring system of a sea salmon farm near Andrja Island on the north coast on November 11th. According to the Royal Norwegian Navy, his submarine collided with one of the cables (probably made of steel) that housed the salmon farms on a farm owned by Kleiva Fiskefarm.

“The first assessment shows that the crew of the submarine has no injuries. When this happened, the submarine reported this immediately and we contacted the owner of the salmon farm,” the spokesman for the Navy told the local press. A surface craft assisted the submarine and the situation was under control, he added, although he did not want to speculate about what caused the collision. It has also not been confirmed which of the six Ula-class submarines was the protagonist of the incident.

Overall, the Norwegian Navy was equipped with these units, which were built by Nordseewerke Emden in Germany, although they were equipped with the Norwegian Kongsberg combat system between 1988 and 1990 and their replacement is in progress after the selection of a version adapted to the Norwegian requirements of the USA U-boat, also German, type 214.

Two years ago, on November 8, 2018, the frigate Helge Ingstand (F-313), which was built by the Spanish company Navantia and delivered in 2009, collided with the solatanker Sola TS near the Norwegian city of Bergen. The severe damage to the escort ship led to its sinking. (Julio Maz Sanz).

Photo: One of Sjforsvaret’s Ula-class submarines sails off the snow-covered Norwegian coast. (Photo by the Norwegian Ministry of Defense).

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