U.S. warship "aggressively approached" by Russian Navy ship

U.S. warship "aggressively approached" by Russian Navy ship

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In shocking incident on sea a couple of days back, a US warship was "aggressively approached" by a Russian Navy ship in the North Arabian Sea.

Sharing a video of the incident, the U.S. Navy in a Tweet said: USS Farragut sound five short blasts, the international maritime signal for danger of a collision as Russian spy ship gets extremely close to the american warship in the northern Arabian Sea. The incident happened on Thursday.

The video shows the Russian vessel rapidly approaching the stern of the 510-foot guided-missile destroyer.

The unforeseen incident happened while the USS Farragut was conducting routine operations on Thursday. “The US warship sounded five short blasts to warn the Russian ship of a possible collision,” said Navy Cmdr. Josh Frey, spokesman for U.S. 5th Fleet, said that.

He said the USS Farragut, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, asked the Russian ship to change course and the ship initially refused but ultimately moved away. Even though the Russian ship moved away, Frey said the delay in shifting course "increased the risk of collision."