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. pic.twitter.com/OGCeAGKOy3— U.S. 5th Fleet (@US5thFleet) January 10, 2020
- A Russian warship, reportedly a surveillance and intelligence vessel, “aggressively approached” a US Navy destroyer on Thursday in the North Arabian Sea Thursday, the US Navy revealed Friday.
- The Russian ship sailed to within 180 feet of the USS Farragut, CNN reports, citing defense officials. The Navy says the Farragut was initially unable to persuade the Russian vessel to alter course.
- Last summer, the Navy faced a similar situation when a Russian destroyer sailed to within 100 feet of the USS Chancellorsville in the Pacific Ocean, risking a collision.