US destroyer gets dangerously close to Russian patrol boat in Mediterranean – Moscow

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The USS Gravely approached the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, on June 17, passing across her course at a “dangerous”distance of 180 meters (55ft), the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The encounter occurred in international waters. The Yaroslav Mudry did not deviate from her course and refrained from engaging in dangerous maneuvering with the US warship, the ministry added.

According to the statement, the warship’s captain and crew violated the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), which govern the conduct of two or more vessels when they meet at sea in order to prevent dangerous situations.

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2 comments on “US destroyer gets dangerously close to Russian patrol boat in Mediterranean – Moscow
  1. The writer described the encounter as the US ship passed about 180 meter away from from the Rusky and converted 180 meters as 55 feet. Wrong, since a meter is about 39 inches that converts to 550 feet. Close but no cigar! I don’t know what type of ship is Gravely but it looks fairly fast which would more likely reduce any danger of collision.

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