Russian spy ship spotted off the coast of Groton, CT

17 February, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • A Russian intelligence-gathering ship has been spotted roaming the waters off the East Coast

The ship, which according to a Fox News report is the SSV-175 Viktor Leonov, remained in global waters while sailing south of Long Island, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jonathan Cinquegrana.

The U.S.is downplaying the presence of a Russian intelligence ship off the coast of CT, despite two other recent incidents with Russia that have raised security concerns.

It's not unusual for Russian ships to be spotted near King's Bay, Georgia, the site of another east coast sub base, but Courtney said the CT visit appears to be an escalation.

Since the Russian vessel has not entered US territory, which extends 12 miles into the ocean from the coast, officials have not taken action against it.

"We are aware of the vessel's presence", said Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson, a Defense Department spokeswoman.

At least 10 dead in Sufi shrine bombing in Pakistan
On the same day, a suicide bomber on a motor bike attacked a group of judges in a van in the city, killing their driver. Large crowds frequent the famed shrine, which has the mausoleum of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, on Thursdays.

Football headers 'linked to brain damage'
Researchers say it is very hard to draw clear conclusions about current sportsmen because CTE is only diagnosed posthumously. Both CTE and Alzheimer's disease can cause dementia. "I emphasize this is a very small selection of players", said Morris.

Crimean issue not raised in Trump's phone talk with Putin
A painting by an artist in Lithuania of Trump and Putin kissing sparked attention in May previous year . This is not the first piece of art to poke fun at the two presidents" "special relationship'.

The vessel was 70 miles off the coast of DE on Tuesday, heading north at 10 knots, an official told Fox News on condition of anonymity. -Russian relations, federal lawmakers in CT and on the East End are sounding an alarm about the ship's proximity to USA military installations. But Connecticut's members of Congress aren't happy about it.

"Russia is acting like it has a permission slip to expand influence, test limits of reach", tweeted Sen.

"Presence of Russian spy ship has to be regarded very seriously b/c Russia is an increasingly aggressive adversary", tweeted Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal Wednesday afternoon. The Russian spy ship was last seen off the East Coast of the US about two years ago, spending time near another USA submarine base in Kings Bay, Ga.

Ships like the Viktor Leonov also appear quite frequently on the West Coast, where they follow around American exercises and show up in the South China Sea, Petersen said, adding that Chinese ships do the same. Certainly, having a Russian spy ship off the northeastern shores of the United States may be interesting and something to keep an eye on, but it's not as if the Russians sailed the Northern Fleet across the Atlantic to take up station off Washington, D.C. The ship's actual intelligence gathering capabilities are also questionable. "I don't talk about a military response", said Trump, who then reiterated campaign points that he doesn't make a practice of announcing his intentions militarily.

I'm sure the Russian ship wasn't coming to see us, but was just in the neighborhood going to meet some friends when it was spotted. "These kinds of ships - and we do the same thing - go all over the place to stay reasonably accustomed to the waters". It did not disclose the location, other than to say the ship was off the East Coast. On Friday, a USA missile destroyer was stationed in the Black Sea when four Russian aircraft buzzed by it at an "unsafe" distance, Pentagon officials said. A similar incident occurred in April of 2016 and the Obama administration's response was muted. Professor Costigliola says our ship was floating just off the coast of Russian Federation.

Recommended:

  • US Crude Oil Inventories Hit Record Last Week

    US Crude Oil Inventories Hit Record Last Week

    The third quarter is also the time of year when producers in the North Sea reduce production in order to perform maintenance. Rebalancing the crude oil market is an iffy business and definitely not a place for amateurs.
    Russian Jets Buzz US Navy Destroyer in the Black Sea

    Russian Jets Buzz US Navy Destroyer in the Black Sea

    The destroyer was part of the 10-day Romanian-led multinational Sea Shield 2017 exercise. The USS Porter took part in Sea Shield, an annual global military exercise, last week.
    North Korea faces more sanctions after missile test

    North Korea faces more sanctions after missile test

    The missile was ejected out of the canister via cold launch before rocket ignition after the missile was clear of the TEL. After his brief press conference to address the North Korea missile launch, Trump stopped by a wedding.
  • New Zealand Beach Closed Amid Fears of Hundreds of

    New Zealand Beach Closed Amid Fears of Hundreds of "Exploding Whales"

    Conservation workers in New Zealand have been "popping" pilot whales "like balloons" to stop their carcasses exploding. The surviving whales were last seen swimming six kilometres (four miles) offshore on Sunday evening, according to DOC.

    Four Kashmiri youth killed by Indian forces in IOK

    An Army official said, "Different unconfirmed figures on casualties of security forces and terrorists are doing rounds". These are still confirmed numbers and the real causalities will be known when the encounter ends.

    Corden won't sing as Grammy host

    The Grammys are unlike any other award show in that it celebrates the work of its nominees more than it likes to reward them. I was probably watching in 1971 when "Bridge Over Troubled Water" won Best Song, Record and Album with almost a clean sweep.
  • North Korea demands Malaysia return Kim Yong Nam's body immediately

    North Korea demands Malaysia return Kim Yong Nam's body immediately

    TV Chosun, citing unidentified "multiple government sources", said the women were believed to be North Korean agents. North Korean embassy officials followed Jong-nam's body when it was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning.
    Fire Burns In Disneyland Parking Garage

    Fire Burns In Disneyland Parking Garage

    While it was not immediately clear what started the fire, officials confirmed that an investigation was underway. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 4:35 p.m. after an Anaheim police officer reported the blaze.
    The pound has fallen well below $1.25 on bad inflation news

    The pound has fallen well below $1.25 on bad inflation news

    The figure was up 0.4 percentage point from December and above the market consensus of a 2.4% increase polled by Thomson Reuters. Experts said, demand slowdown due to demonetisation could be one of the factors behind the fall in inflation.
  • Another major retailer may've just dropped the Ivanka Trump brand

    Another major retailer may've just dropped the Ivanka Trump brand

    A recent search for "Ivanka Trump" brought up the message, 'Sorry, we are not getting any results for the brand you've searched'. The poll of 1,791 registered voters, conducted February 9-10, has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.
    Humana to drop ObamaCare plans in 2018

    Humana to drop ObamaCare plans in 2018

    Since 2014, Humana has been a key player in Tennessee's health care exchange, at least in its major cities. Arguably, Republicans already own the instability in the health-care system that their inaction has caused.
    Girl Scout Cookies officially on sale

    Girl Scout Cookies officially on sale

    When Union City police officers arrived, they were upset to find that the robber had stolen from a young girl raising money. The officers made a decision to help the family by purchasing the rest of the cookies and donating money to cover the loss.


Popular

Udall To Vote Against Mulvaney For OMB Director
But Cochran's spokesman, Chris Gallegos, said Wednesday afternoon that the 38-year Senate veteran will vote for Mulvaney. John McCain (R-Az.), who expressed concern over Mulvaney's past comments about cutting America's defense budget.

David Friedman, Trump's Pick For Israel Ambassador, 'Regrets' Past Comments
Beit El resident Daniel Aviya, who makes religious phylacteries called Tefillin, said he thinks Friedman will make an excellent ambassador.

The Growth Forecast For Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA)
The recent trading ended with the price almost 2.93 higher for the last 5 trading days, rebounding 325.1% from its 52-week low. As the past trend shows, Encana Corporation's stock price has rallied after earnings in 6 of the last 11 quarters.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reportedly code-named Baikal
However, no information indicating Note 8's launch date has been revealed by the company as of now. After its Note 7 recall, Samsung said the ordeal cost it about $5bn in losses and lost sales.

Girls Post Haunting Last Snapchats Before Bodies Are Found Dumped In Creek
According to WTTV, the girls were dropped off at a hiking trail and picked up by family members later in the day. Multiple agencies joined the search for the girls on Monday and Tuesday including a dog unit and a dive team.

Thousands protest Trump in Mexico City
Trump has said he wants to renegotiate NAFTA , calling the deal one-sided and blaming it for gutting USA manufacturing. Fox said Mexico would not sit still if Canada and the United States decide on a bilateral deal to replace NAFTA.

Heads Up! Drones Will Fly People Around Dubai This Summer
The EHang 184 can fly about 50 kilometers (31 miles) on a single charge, hitting top speeds of up to 160 kph (100 mph). EHang is working with authorities in Nevada with the potential of being cleared by the FAA to operate in the US.

Chicago toddler's fatal shooting streamed live on Facebook
Chicago police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting near Ogden and Kostner avenues in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago . Chicago Police said the 26-year-old male who was also in the vehicle , whose name has not been released, is a known gang member.

Watch Metallica and Lady Gaga overcome technical difficulties at the Grammys
Metallica was up for one Grammy this year for Best Rock Song for " Hardwired ", but lost to David Bowie's "Blackstar". Lady Gaga is no stranger to unusual collaborations herself, having released an album with Tony Bennett in 2014.

Ranieri finally ready to drop stars of Leicester's title-winning season
It was a fifth straight league defeat for the stuttering champions and a 14th loss in 25 games this campaign. But they're not the same Swansea we look at aghast anymore.