RT: Russian Navy reconnaissance ship sinks after collision in Black Sea
A Russian Navy reconnaissance ship has sunk after colliding with another vessel near the Bosporus, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
The hull of ‘the Liman,’ a 1,560-ton reconnaissance ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, was breached below the waterline in the collision, the Defense Ministry said.
The Turkish coast guard said it rescued 78 people from the Russian ship, which was later confirmed by the Russian authorities.
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WNU Editor: I am willing to bet that right now Russia is assembling a crew to go to to where the ship sunk, and to retrieve any intelligence equipment if possible. I also expect Moscow to dispatch a warship to guard the site .... if they have not done so already. On the flip side .... I am willing to bet that right now the CIA/Western intelligence agencies/etc., are scrambling personnel and equipment to go to the site and do the same thing. This is going to be interesting when they finally meet each other. On a side note .... TASS is calling this ship a "research vessel" .... Russian Black Sea research vessel collides with freighter near Bosphorus (TASS)
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