U.S. officials considered the incident unsafe and provocative on the part of Russian colleagues.
The Russian warship “aggressively approached” the destroyer of the U.S. Navy in the northern part of the Arabian Sea. This was reported on Friday, January 10, CNN with reference to the statement of the U.S. Navy.
“On Thursday, January 9, a Russian warship made an aggressive approach to the American destroyer Farragut, when it was conducting planned actions in the north of the Arabian Sea,” the TV channel quotes a quote from the document.
“The incident is an example of the rapprochement between the U.S. and Russian armed forces, and U.S. officials considered it unsafe and provocative,” CNN said.
Farragut gave five short beeps, the International Maritime Signal of the Danger of Collision, and demanded that the Russian vessel change course according to international maritime traffic regulations. The Russian vessel initially refused, but eventually changed course,” the statement said.
Video of the incident, which is available to the TV channel, shows how the Russian warship is fast approaching the American ship, Farragut. The ship approached the destroyer at a distance of 60 meters before changing course.
A Russian warship "aggressively approached" a US Navy destroyer while it was operating in the North Arabian Sea Thursday, ignoring warnings from the US vessel and increasing the risk of a collision, the US Navy says. https://t.co/DOpJQXFXkh pic.twitter.com/DQDRn3dDRm
— CNN (@CNN) January 10, 2020
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