The Russian scout ship spotted off the coast of North Carolina

The Russian scout ship spotted off the coast of North Carolina


Российский корабль-разведчик замечен у берегов Северной Каролины

The ship “Victor Leonov” a few days ago left port in Trinidad and Tobago

The Russian scout ship “Victor Leonov” was spotted in international waters about 160 km South-East of the city of Wilmington, North Carolina, after just a few days after leaving the port in the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain, according to U.S. media, citing sources in the armed forces of the United States.

According to two military sources, the Russian ship carried out the tracking of the destroyer USS Cole and a few ships.

Citing a source in the defense Ministry, the American media reported that last week the ship “Viktor Leonov”, equipped with reconnaissance equipment and appliances for the interception of signals, seen in the Caribbean.

At the time it was unclear where the ship was headed, but in the past they generally followed the East coast, near Cape Canaveral, kings Bay, Norfolk and new London, where the us naval facilities.

According to another source, on the basis of previous data, the ship will likely performs reconnaissance missions lasting from 4 to 6 months off the East coast of the United States.

In February, the US Navy noticed the same the ship 50 km from the coast of Connecticut is the Northern most point where it ever went.