Russia, US point hands after today’s incident in Mediterranean Sea

Sept. 25, 2012: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) is pictured underway during the multinational UNITAS Atlantic 53-2012 exercise conducted in the western Caribbean Sea.

Russian and U.S. officers blamed each different Tuesday for hazardous maneuvers in an incidentconcerning both international locations’ navies inside the Mediterranean Sea on June 17.

In line with Reuters, the Russian Defense Ministry stated a U.S. Destroyer approached dangerously close to a Russian warship and called it a violation of rules to avoid collisions at sea.

A U.S. Defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, informed Reuters that the Russian warshipfinisheddangerous and unprofessional” operations near two U.S. Navy ships.

Russia’s Protection Ministry said this ultra-modern incident entails the U.S.A.Gravely and the RussianMilitary frigate Yaroslav Mudry. The U.S. ship allegedly approached the Russian frigate at approximately 65to 75 yards from the port facet after which crossed in front of it.

But, the U.S. Defense professional contends the frigate had “repeatedly crossed the stern of theU.S.A.Gravely at near proximity” and had “time and again requested Gravely to preserve a safe distance,but persevered to maneuver in close proximity to Gravely.”

The Yaroslav Mudry additionally got here inside 315 yards of the Gravely and five nautical miles of theU.S.A.Harry S. Truman, the U.S. official stated. The official brought that the naval vessels had beenengaging in recurring missions in assist of the bombing campaign towards Islamic State.

These actions have the capacity to unnecessarily increase tensions among countries and could result in a miscalculation or coincidence that consequences in extreme injury or loss of life,” the reputablestated.

Russian officers said the incident “indicates that it’s miles U.S. Sailors who permit themselves to forget thebasic standards of secure seafaring and not to consider the eventual consequences of this dangerousmaneuvering in areas with intense navigation”.

U.S. officers have time and again complained approximately Russian navy jets and vessels humming andsailing too near their planes and vessels, calling it dangerous and unprofessional behavior.

The U.S. navy said in April that Russian SU-24 bombers made simulated attack passes near the United states of americaDonald Cook within the Baltic Sea. Secretary of State John Kerry referred to as that incident provocative and perilous.