A retired Navy commander who also serves as a professor of law has severely criticized the Norwegian prosecutor’s investigation into the embarrassing sinking of a frigate. KNM Helge Agstad November 2018. It took three and a half years for the indictment to be finally issued this week.
“It’s just hair growth, regardless of everyone involved,” Jacob Bolesen told the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). He was also a highly regarded defense analyst who was critical of what happened both before, during and after the frigate crashed into an oil tanker just north of Bergen and sank. This is not the first time.
The approximately SEK 5 billion frigate was one of five Norwegian fleets, and its sinking was a major loss to the Norwegian Navy and NATO. The best defense officials tried to protect the frigate officers and chose to welcome the way they orderedly abandoned the ship. They also emphasized how important it is that the occupants are not injured or killed.Chief of the Navy at that time Will lead a Norwegian military intelligence unitAnd no one was directly held accountable.
First investigation by the Norwegian Accident Investigation Commission Spread responsibility for frigate blunders Not only the frigate crew, but also the crew in tankers and the poor communication by the maritime authorities who are monitoring traffic in the waters off Øygarden on a dark and fateful morning.
There was no way to minimize the lossHowever, the mission officer currently on board the frigate is currently being charged with negligence and violation of military law. The charges carry the risk of imprisonment for three years. Other parties, including pilots on board the tanker, have already been cleared.
Børresen is pleased that someone will eventually be held personally responsible, but thinks it will take too long. He said many of the people involved had to live with suspicion.
Head of the Norwegian pilot organization (Norsk Losforbund) I accept. “I think this is absolutely scary,” Johannes Siversen told the NRK. “We are talking about people being suspicious for too long.”
Sivertsen said his federation will contact the State Police Department with questions as to whether the investigation into the issue of guilt proceeded correctly. He also asks if the police have sufficient maritime knowledge to file an indictment.
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