|eswube wrote: *||November 8th, 2018, 8:46 pm|
Regardless of all perspective and comparisons, the damage looks awfuly bad, and unless it will be a total write-off, they will have to basically re-built half the hull.
Best wishes to the injured crewmembers and to the rescue teams.
They haven't decided yet what to do, it's still early and they have to find out how much is damaged, but everything that have been under water is a write-off. They are considering rebuilding here, due to the cost of building a new one would be up to 50% more expensive than what they costet initially.
My thought would go for an alternative solution, se how is building a similar vessel for there country, perhaps with a different capability and buy a 1 of ship and thus cut cost. But it's come down to the government, since the government is basically the insurance company for the Navy and with the pressure on them to increase the military budget and size of the military, 4 frigate would be to few ships... specially when they want to retire Skjold class from 2024... alternative is to replace HNoMS Helge Ingstad with Skjold class due to the similarity in surface warfare package.