Monday, January 13, 2020

Aggressive Approach by a Russian Navy ship on USS Farragut (DDG 99)

On Thursday, Jan. 9, while conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut (DDG 99) was aggressively approached by a Russian Navy ship. Farragut sounded five short blasts, the international maritime signal for danger of a collision, and requested the Russian ship alter course in accordance with international rules of the road. The Russian ship initially refused but ultimately altered course and the two ships opened distance from one another. While the Russian ship took action, the initial delay in complying with international rules while it was making an aggressive approach increased the risk of collision.

The U.S. Navy continues to remain vigilant and is trained to act in a professional manner. We continue to encourage vessels from all nations to operate in accordance with internationally recognized maritime laws, standards and norms.

The Russians were in the wrong.  The question remains.  Why are they acting so aggressively in the air and on sea when we're seeing some cooperation in Syria.

I thought the vid was obvious but to some of my readers it wasn't.  We're seeing bad ship driving by the Russians.  It would be nice to know why they're doing it.

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