WATCH: Russian spy ship ‘aggressively approached’ US destroyer in North Arabian Sea
The USS Farragut had to sound five short blasts to the Russian Navy ship to ward off a collision. You can see in these two videos the interactions between the two ships:
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. pic.twitter.com/SCVyTINNqe
— U.S. 5th Fleet (@US5thFleet) January 10, 2020
According to FoxNews, the Russian warship “got as close as 180 feet from the US ship and that there was bridge to bridge communication between the two warships.” Eventually, the Russian vessel altered course and opened the distance between it and the USS Farragut.