Caught On Tape: US Destroyer Comes ‘Dangerously Close’ To Russian Patrol Boat In The Med

A follow-up to what was reported just two days ago:



Another day, another report of a US encounter with Russia – it is certainly becoming a routine event. In a statement made on Tuesday, the USS Gravely approached the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, on June 17, passing at a distance of 55 meters (180ft), the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The US guided-missile destroyer Gravely breached international safety rules by coming withing dangerous proximity of the Yaroslav Mudry in the eastern Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry said.


From RT

The US sailors, in particular, neglected Rule 13, which stipulates that an overtaking vessel must keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken,” the Defense Ministry said. It added that the USS Gravely had also violated Rule 15, which says that a vessel that has another vessel on the starboard side must yield and avoid crossing ahead of her.

The ministry also said the Pentagon should take note of such incidents rather than accuse the Russian Air Force and Navy of unprofessional conduct. “US sailors allow themselves to neglect key foundations of navigation safety without thinking of the consequences that dangerous maneuvering in a heavily trafficked maritime area might involve.”

Unlike many of the claims made recently by the US regarding unsafe incidents, Russia has what is allegedly a video of the event.

Full article: Caught On Tape: US Destroyer Comes ‘Dangerously Close’ To Russian Patrol Boat In The Med (Zero Hedge)

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