By Nigel J. Covington III
<National Report> Shortly before 7:02 pm PST today a Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine is reported to have surfaced off the coast of Baja California where it remained visible against the setting sun for just minutes. This is the third report of Russian submarine activity in the past week.
This first sighting was reported on Monday September 2nd from the remote Banana Settlement on Kiribati Island also known as Christmas Island, located about 1,135 miles south southwest of Hawaii.
According to residents as the sun rose on Monday morning they could see a dark form resting on the ocean, once the sun was high enough to illuminate the water’s surface they could clearly see it was a submarine. Witnesses said the ship remained on the surface for 10 to 15 minutes; several men were seen walking on top the vessel before they went below and submerged from view.
According to U.S. defense officials on Thursday September 5th, the U.S. Navy detected and tracked a Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine about 200 miles southeast of Hawaii with an eastbound course at 19.45 degrees.
The third and final sighting occurred minutes before sunset today. Scientist working on the Seacology Project, and living in temporary shelters at Campamento de pescadores, on the western face of Guadalupe Island, reported spotting a sub surface a few miles offshore. It remained on the surface for a few minutes when the sun set and they lost sight of it. The scientists on the island said shortly after the sub surfaced they were able to observe it using a telescope and binoculars.
The Navy reported sightings of Russian attack subs has increased over the past 18 months following an announcement from President Putin of Russia’s growing influence. The Navy advised the Russians pose no threat and for the most part keep their patrols in International waters. China and Putin’s Russia have emerged as a global power and Putin wants the world especially the Americans to know.
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