A U.S. Warship Nearly Causing a Collision With Destroyer Admiral Vinogradov, Russia says
MOSCOW, (BGM) – Russia’s Pacific Fleet on Friday accused a U.S. warship of nearly causing a collision with a Russian military vessel in the East China Sea due to what it called dangerous manoeuvring, learned BulgarianMilityary.com, quoting Reuters.
The Russian Navy was cited as saying that the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruise, had come within just 50 metres of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov which had been forced to take emergency action to avoid a collision.
According TASS, the incident occurred at 6.35 a.m. Moscow Time in the southeastern part of the East China Sea, when a task force of the Russian Pacific Fleet and a US carrier strike group were heading in parallel directions. “The US cruiser Chancellorsville suddenly changed its course and crossed the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer’s course some 50 meters away from the ship. In order to prevent a collision, the Admiral Vinogradov’s crew was forced to conduct an emergency maneuver,” the press service said.
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