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Old 09-04-2015, 11:21 AM
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I just saw a story in the news. Apparently there is a Russian ship 300 miles of the coast of our sub base.

I thought the Coastie's could board us even of we were in int'l. waters. If that's true, couldn't they board this ship? I understand the potential ramifications of doing so could be WWIII, I'm just curious if it's legally allowed.
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If they are U.S. flagged they can.
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US Exclusive Economic Zone is 12 miles out to 200 miles... Foreign vessel inside 200 miles engaged in fishing, they can boarded. I would think they have to inside 12 miles to board a foreign flagged ship for any other reason. I believe but not positive

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Chinese war ships were within 12 miles the other day when Bozo was in Alaska .
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Gotcha, both answers make sense. Thx.

I guess we do the same to other countries, but I don't like these bums so close...
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Here is the best part

"When asked if the U.S. had similar spy ships off the coast of Russia, he answered, “Of course we do, what do you think all those ‘oceanographic ships’ are doing, studying whales?”
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Originally Posted by DEBTICATED View Post
Here is the best part

"When asked if the U.S. had similar spy ships off the coast of Russia, he answered, “Of course we do, what do you think all those ‘oceanographic ships’ are doing, studying whales?”
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ivy_Bells

We can be pretty sneaky too.
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The Pa Horns go off when I go there ... LOL
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Pretty sure they are all here, and we are all there!!
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Here's the link:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...r-us-sub-base/

Didn't know that these ships had the capability of cutting comm cables and other electronics?

When I was in the Navy on Guam, we had a couple of them that would "troll" REAL CLOSE off the coast of our site - usually relieving one another about every 2-3 weeks for about half the year. You could often see them standing on railings - painting the ship - with the naked eye.

No big deal, as it allowed us to keep better tabs on them and have a front row "ear" at what they were doing. Had more antennas than "fishing rods" - they were usually rust buckets!

Looks like THIS one was pretty BIG?



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Originally Posted by mv rapscallion View Post
I just saw a story in the news. Apparently there is a Russian ship 300 miles of the coast of our sub base.

I thought the Coastie's could board us even of we were in int'l. waters. If that's true, couldn't they board this ship? I understand the potential ramifications of doing so could be WWIII, I'm just curious if it's legally allowed.
USCG personnel can board ships in international waters with permission from the country it's flagged under. Pretty routine. I don't thinks the Ruskies would agree!
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What were they looking for, deleted emails?
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Ok so if the Russians are In Nantucket harbor is that 12 mile zone
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I live in the area and I will tell you that they were 40 miles off of the GA/FL coast, not the 300 miles, as reported.
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So why are we not on there but ?
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I am 49 and when I used to fish out of Canaveral Fl. when I was about 14, We used to regularly see a Russian ship about 15 to 18 miles off our coast. We actually used to joke about seeing crew playing volleyball on deck w/ a tethered ball . This went on for at least 2 yrs. If we were truly worried about them I'm sure we would take care of business. Well at least back then,,, I don.t know about this new spineless Regime !!!!
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I imagine some of the Soviet ships seen off FL coast (Cape Canaveral area) could be SMRIS (Soviet Missle Range Instrumentation Ships).

They use them for their own testing, as well as ours.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracking_ship

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What were they looking for, deleted emails?

What difference, at this point, does it make ...
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During the start of the F-14 program in the 70's, Russian trawlers would be seen off the coast of Long Island. It was believed that they were monitoring the F-14 flights. At the time, Russian electronic equipment was still using the old tube type of electronics. The Grumman test pilots would dive on the trawlers and break the sound barrier, hoping to destroy some of the equipment.

One of the Grumman F-14 flight test aircraft had Russian trawler symbols painted on the side of the plane to simulate kills.
I thought that was cool.
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