Interaction Between USS Farragut and Russian Navy Ship

January 10, 2020 – 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…

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US Coast Guard Issues Warning of Russian AGI Operating in Unsafe Manner

December 15, 2019 – “The United States Coast Guard has received reports indicating that the RFN VIKTOR LEONOV (AGI-175) (SIC) has been operating in an unsafe manner off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. This unsafe operation includes not energizing running lights while in reduced visibility conditions, not responding to hails by commercial vessels attempting to coordinate safe passage…

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Russian Navy Ship Maneuvers Unsafe, Unprofessional

June 7, 2019 – At approximately 11:45 am on June 7, 2019 while operating in the Philippine Sea, Russian Project 1155 destroyer Admiral Vinogradov made an unsafe maneuver against USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), closing to ~50-100 feet putting the safety of her crew and ship at risk. While Chancellorsville was recovering her helicopter on a steady course and speed when Admiral…

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Seventh Fleet Announces USS Fitzgerald Accountability Determinations

The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on August 18. Additionally, a number of officer and enlisted watch standers were held accountable. The determinations were made following a thorough review of the facts and circumstances leading up…

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