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African Cargo Ship Rammed Russian Warship in Aegean Sea

  • African Cargo Ship Rammed Russian Warship in Aegean Sea

KYIV (FNI) - In the Aegean Sea off the coast of the Greek island of Rhodes, the Orka-2 cargo ship under Sierra Leone flag, collided with the large amphibious ship of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia Yamal, said the fleet official said.

The collision occurred on December 30, 2017. The cargo ship was traveling from Egypt via Tukey to annexed Sevastopol, а major port on the Crimean peninsula.

"On December 30, around 7:00 am, in the Aegean Sea during the passage of the Karpathos Strait (9-10 miles south of the island of Rhodes), the Orka-2 dry cargo ship collided with the large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet Yamal. The ships remained on the move and continued to move to their destinations," official said, the Russian TASS news agency reported.

A ren official of the Russian fleet told an African cargo ship violated the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions of Ships at Sea. The cargo ship went in a parallel course and overtook the ship. Not convinced of the completion of overtaking, the captain of the dry cargo ship changed the course dramatically, which is what caused the collision.