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Four Russian ships took shelter in Moray Firth

By Alistair Whitfield

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The Royal Navy monitored four Russian ships, including a destroyer, as they sheltered in the Moray Firth from rough weather this week.

Patrol ship HMS Tyne shadowed two warships and an intelligence-gathering vessel as they carried out replenishment operations with their supporting tanker.

The latest incident comes after a separate operation in the area a few weeks ago when HMS Tyne monitored two other Russian ships which were sheltering from bad weather.


The Royal Navy vessel kept close watch on Viktor Leonov, an intelligence-gathering ship, and her supporting tanker Sergey Osipov, which sailed into the Moray Firth to shelter from Storm Aiden when it hit the country on October 31.

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