Spy ship rescues Russian fishermen
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 18 May 2009, 12:47
Published: 18 May 2009 12:47 GMT+02:00
The incident occurred over the weekend off the coast of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.
The Swedish naval vessel Orion was conducting a surveillance operation on behalf of the National Defence Radio Establishment (Försvarets radioanstalt - FRA) when a look-out spotted something in Russian territorial waters.
It turned out to be a fishing boat containing two Russian fisherman in distress with their boat partially submerged in the water.
The two stranded fisherman were then brought to safety by the Swedish vessel together with the Russian coastguard.