Russian Frigate Yaroslav Mudryy Harasses the San Jacinto

Christopher P. Cavas, Defense News6:18 p.m. EDT June 30, 2016 This petty harassment by Russian ships continues! At the time, the USS San Jacinto was enacting plans against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria along with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, an aircraft carrier. This is a mission that both the US and our “friend”  Russia […]

Christopher P. Cavas, Defense News6:18 p.m. EDT June 30, 2016

This petty harassment by Russian ships continues! At the time, the USS San Jacinto was enacting plans against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria along with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, an aircraft carrier. This is a mission that both the US and our “friend”  Russia jointly support. With friends like this, who needs enemies? This is personal to me.  He was also onboard in October 2012 when the San Jacinto and the USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765) collided while both vessels are conducting exercises off the coast of Florida. I have a son-in-law on the USS San Jacinto (CG-56). He has posted on Facebook that things were very tense and there was some concern about an attempt to board as a possibility.
USS San Jacinto involved in incident
http://navysite.de/cg/cg56.html Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3271959/russian-warship-accused-of-aggressive-maneuvers-near-us-navy-ship-the-second-cold-war-style-action-in-weeks/#hpqrL3K0RAV11MIi.99 For more details and photos see the links below and the source article at http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense-news/2016/06/28/russia-navy-destroyer-frigate-gravely-yaroslav-mudry-neustrashimy-mediterranean-truman-carrier-collision-encounter/86481616/ WASHINGTON — The same Russian frigate that, according to the US Navy, spent more than an hour June 17 maneuvering erratically and unsafely near a US aircraft carrier and destroyer in the Mediterranean Sea was at it again Thursday June 30, this time near a different carrier. And this time, the ship’s reputation as a dangerous driver was anticipated. The Yaroslav Mudryy, a Project 1154 Neustrashimy-class frigate wearing pennant number 777 was, according to a US Navy report, conducting shadowing operations of the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group as the flattop was flying combat operations against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq. The Russian frigate closed on the cruiser San Jacinto, operating as the carrier’s air defense commander, in an action a Navy message characterized as “abnormal, [un]safe and unprofessional.” The message details how the Yaroslav Mudryy was observed by the San Jacinto to be approaching “with ten personnel topside and weapons uncovered but unmanned.” “The actions of FF-777 were abnormal as they displayed maneuvers rarely seen by professional mariners at sea combined with an aggressive approach of [the San Jacinto],” the message continued. The Yaroslav Mudryy, after the close approach, took station in the San Jacinto’s wake about 3,000 yards astern of the cruiser and, according to the message, began broadcasting “do not cross my bow,” an action the US characterized as “inconsistent with the spirit of the [Incidents at Sea] agreement,” a longstanding agreement between the US and Russia to deal with such situations. “I think it is very important that sailors and officers on the bridge of a ship —whatever nationality it is—act prudently and communicate frequently to avoid any mistakes or miscalculations,” Vice Adm. James G. Foggo IIIwho is simultaneously commander of the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet, Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Europe and NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO https://news.usni.org/2016/06/30/truman-strike-group-flight-operations    

USS San Jacinto (CG-56) Returns!

The USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Battle Group, based in Naval Station Norfolk, Va, was deployed in July 2013 to the Navy’s Middle East-based 5th Fleet area of operations. Other ships in the battle grouped included USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Mason(DDG-87) and Ticonderoga-class cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG-64). The battle […]
The USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Battle Group, based in Naval Station Norfolk, Va, was deployed in July 2013 to the Navy’s Middle East-based 5th Fleet area of operations. Other ships in the battle grouped included USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Mason(DDG-87) and Ticonderoga-class cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG-64). The battle group is completing its 8 month deployment and heading home to Norfolk. They arrived today April 18, 2014. http://www.wvec.com/news/military/truman-homecoming I am proud to say that my son-in-law was part of the battle group on the San Jacinto. My other son in-law serves on the Leyte Gulf (CG-55). The Leyte Gulf will have an 8-9 month deployment starting in June 2014. Both families have children who miss their Navy dads during the long deployments. We civilians should periodically remember the sacrifices that the Navy families make to support our freedom and to protect our national interests. Read more.
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