The collapse of the Russian intelligence ship Liman of the Black sea, most likely, was the result of inconsistencies in the actions of the relevant services, said the first Deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich. On Thursday, April 27, reports “Interfax”.
“I think the sloppiness that require serious evaluation and punishment,” — said Klintsevich.
He also expressed the hope that a specially appointed Committee will understand the situation, after which will be published reliable information on the causes of the incident.
Intelligence ship Liman sank the afternoon of April 27, got a hole in the starboard side below the waterline after a collision with a merchant vessel-cattle Youzarsif H. the Incident occurred 40 kilometers North-West of the Bosphorus Strait in 11:53 GMT. The cause of the collision, the media called fog.
According to the defense Ministry of Russia, the whole crew of 78 people rescued and is safely on Board the Turkish rescue ship.
Average intelligence ship (officially the “hydrographic ship”) project 861 “Liman” was built in Gdansk, Poland 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.