Foreign accounts, related to NATO naval operations, publish information about an event with a Russian merchant ship in the Mediterranean. We are talking about the dry cargo ship "Adler", which NATO sailors landed on. Initial publication raised many questions, including the question of, what could mean the landing of the NATO military on a Russian civilian ship.
As reported by the EUNAVFOR MED IRINI mission account, sailors disembarked on a merchant ship in the format of a "friendly visit". These are the sailors of the Greek Navy. They explained what happened.
from the publication:
Flagship of the Greek Navy takes a friendly approach to the merchant ship "Adler". Missions of this kind by ships in the Mediterranean are carried out as cooperation with trade and transport companies in order to discourage illegal trade and to improve navigation.. What is a friendly approach? It is a renowned activity in maritime operations with a visit to a friendly ship. The commander of a naval ship and the captain of a merchant ship exchange data and recommendations on choosing the most optimal ship route. This is useful for a warship too, and for a merchant ship, as both get more information about the traffic in the Mediterranean.
Landing on the dry cargo ship "Adler" was carried out using a deck helicopter. This can be seen from the presented photos:
After exchanging data, the Greek military and Russian sailors of the merchant ship went on deck for a joint photo – with flags of their states. Moreover, in the hands of the Greek “military inspectors” in addition to the Greek flag, there is also the EU flag.
strangely, what are the faces in the photo (even the faces of Russian civilian sailors) retouched.
used photos:Facebook / Operation Eunavfor MED IRINI