German Navy Frigate SACHSEN missile accident

German Navy Frigate SACHSEN suffered missile accident during missile shooting on Jun 21 off Norwegian coast. Missile was launched from deck launcher in front of the bridge, but missile didn’t take off and burned out in launcher, inflicting serious damages. Launcher, deck around, and bridge, were damaged by fire and heat. Two seamen were slightly injured. Frigate headed for Harstad Norway, for assessment and investigation.
German Navy Air-Defense Frigate SACHSEN, F124 Sachsen class, commissioned 2003, displacement 5800, armament gun, cannons, missiles, torpedoes, 2 helicopter, complement 230 crew.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.