In the Ara­bian Sea:

Orlando Sentinel - - NATION & WORLD -

An Amer­i­can war­ship was “ag­gres­sively ap­proached” by a Rus­sian Navy ship in the North Ara­bian Sea, the U.S. Navy said Fri­day.

Navy Cmdr. Josh Frey, spokesman for U.S. 5th Fleet, said that the USS Far­ragut was con­duct­ing rou­tine op­er­a­tions Thursday and sounded five short blasts to warn the Rus­sian ship of a pos­si­ble col­li­sion. He said the USS Far­ragut, an Ar­leigh Burke-class de­stroyer, asked the Rus­sian ship to change course and the ship ini­tially re­fused but ul­ti­mately moved away.

A state­ment from the Rus­sian De­fense Ministry said the crew of the Rus­sian war­ship acted pro­fes­sion­ally and moved to pre­vent a col­li­sion with the U.S. ship.

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