Intelligence ship Liman
The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim called the Chairman of the Russian government Dmitry Medvedev to Express regret in connection with the collapse of the Russian intelligence ship Liman of the Black sea. On Thursday, April 27, according to Hürriyet Daily News.
Liman collided with a cargo ship in 40 km North-West of the Bosphorus Strait on both sides which is the Turkish city of Istanbul. The Russian crew were 78 people, all of them evacuated. The ship itself because of the resulting holes sank.
The defense Ministry reported that to the place where sank the ship, arrives the Russian vessel “Ulus star”, which will bring the crew evacuated to base the black sea fleet.
Average intelligence ship (officially hydrographic ship) project 861 “Liman” was built in the Polish city of Gdansk in 1970. Total displacement of about 1.5 thousand tons, maximum speed of 17 knots. The vehicle carries equipment, electronic intelligence and signals intelligence and is also equipped with the hydro-acoustic complex.