A Russian submarine surfaced near Alaska on Thursday during a Russian war game exercise, U.S. military officials said. It was unclear why it surfaced. The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command are closely monitoring the submarine, Northern Command spokesman Bill Lewis said.
H/T: Anchorage Daily News
“We have not received any requests for assistance from the Russian Navy or other mariners in the area,” Lewis said from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. “We always stand ready to assist those in distress.”
“We closely track vessels of interest, including foreign military naval vessels, in our area of responsibility,” Lewis said.
“We were notified by multiple fishing vessels that were operating out the Bering Sea that they had come across these vessels and were concerned. So they contacted us,” Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said earlier Thursday.
(NORAD) Command are closely monitoring a Russian submarine that surfaced near Alaska todayhttps://t.co/gJb1F7AbY6— Olga Lautman (@OlgaNYC1211) August 28, 2020
New article. The Russian Navy submarine off Alaska is likely to be the same one that fired a cruise missile. It may have surfaced because of an emergency.— H I Sutton (@CovertShores) August 28, 2020
And it is not the only unusual Russian submarine movement which has caught analysts’ attention.https://t.co/7veD0FjAbJ
US fishermen 0-Russian Navy 1 “If you’ve got a net in the water and a submarine’s coming through,” Paine said, “you’re going to lose the battle” via ace Alaska reporter @Nat_Herz https://t.co/lSbMeiRMob— Naomi Schalit (@Naomi_Schalit) August 27, 2020