Injured crewman evacuated from Norwegian frigate off Ireland

On May 19, the Irish Coast Guard completed an evacuation of an ill sailor from a Norwegian frigate 109.6 nautical miles off the south coast of Ireland.

Photo: Irish Coast Guard

An image shared by the coast guard shows that the warship in question is HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F314), a Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy in 2011.

Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter R115 carried out the medevac some 300 kilometers southwest of Cork.

The ill man – with an undisclosed degree of injuries — was transported to a hospital in Cork.

Naval Today Staff