Video: Russian Tall Ship Rams Moored Coast Guard Vessels in Iceland

Mike Schuler
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June 14, 2015

STV Kruzenshtern. File photo: Creative Commons


A Russian sail training ship collided with two Icelandic Coast Guard vessels during a visit this week in Reykjavík, Iceland… and it was all captured on film.

The four-masted tall ship Kruzenshtern was preparing to depart from Reykjavík harbor for Mourmansk, Russia when it rammed the moored Coast Guard vessels Týr and Þór, causing “considerable damage” to both ships, according to local reports.

The incident was all caught on film:

Here’s the collision from another angle (view the video here on facebook if not appearing below):


seglskipRússneskt seglskip siglir á Varðskipin Týr og Þór í Reykjavíkurhöfn 11.júní 2015

Posted by Magnús Stefán Sigurðsson on Thursday, June 11, 2015

The STV Kruzenshtern was built in Germany in 1926 and was later surrendered to the USSR in 1946 as reparation following WWII. The tall ship is currently used as a training vessel for the Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy.

The vessel will remain in Iceland as part of the ongoing investigation, according to reports.

Here’s one more video of the incident:

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