Deploymentnr StureterminalAccidentSNMG1 While with NATO SNMG1, in collision with oil tanker Sola TS in Hjeltefjorden, just north of Stureterminal in western Norway, before dawn. Tugs drove Helge Ingstad aground to prevent her sinking in the deep waters of the fjord. Her starboard side is submerged, stern low. By 12 Nov, attached cables failed to prevent her shifting into deeper water and becoming almost completely submerged. She was finally lifted on 27 Feb 2019 and moved out for repair assessment.