Russian Fishing Boat Hit by Russian Navy Missile

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.22 - 2024 12:52 PM CET

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The Russian trawler "Captain Lobanov" was hit by a missile of the Russian Navy.

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The Russian fishing trawler "Captain Lobanov", involved in an incident reported on March 19, was struck by a Russian missile in the Baltic Sea, according to the TV channel "Current Time".

A family member of one of the crew disclosed that the missile was launched during the Russian Navy's Baltic Fleet exercises.

"When the survivors were taken away, everyone knew very well that three people had died. And everyone knew very well that the rocket hit. But they decided to write that "ignition" happened. I wonder what kind of fire it is, if the captain's cabin is completely gone, it was simply demolished," the source said.

The source added that the surviving crew members were transported to a hospital in Pionersky, Kaliningrad region. One of the injured is in critical condition.

At the hospital, FSB officers questioned the crew, instructing them not to discuss the incident.

Another missile reportedly struck fishing nets near the MRTK company's industrial vessel, positioned close to "Captain Lobanov".

The "Captain Lobanov" trawler was reported to have sunk in the Baltic Sea, resulting in three crew members' deaths and four injuries. Initial reports attributed the cause to an onboard explosion.

Later updates clarified that the vessel did not sink but was towed to Kaliningrad.

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