Two large tanker/freighter vessels are on-fire in the Kerch Strait between Crimea and Russia as of 11:18 AM eastern US time on Jan. 21, 2019.

Images of one ship burning suggest the vessels MAY have been . . . torpedoed.

One of the vessels was clearly rocked by an explosion. At least one sailor has died, Russian Maritime Agency says.

One vessel was “allegedly struck by a blast,” which caused fire that then spilled over to another ship, an official with the Russian Maritime and River Transport Agency said.

Clouds of black smoke can be seen billowing over a vessel engulfed by a blaze on YouTube footage, which claims to show the scene of the incident. Another ship can be seen floating nearby, although it is unclear, if it caught on fire as well.

The image below, obtained via Covert Intelligence, suggests these ships were TORPEDOED.   The image, taken through what seems to be a submarine periscope, says all that needs to be said . . .

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    Dan · 1 years ago
    I don’t believe they were torpedo. There would be more catastrophic damage. Torpedo exploded under the ship causing the ships to rise and break apart. Report form Russia say fire started when to ships were transferring fuel . Seems logical. Both ships were from Tanzania.
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    Doug Brown · 1 years ago
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    Mr Bray · 1 years ago
    I have had a look at non-English language Euro news sites and Euro alt-media and there is something strange about this incident.

    Reports/rumours are now beginning to circulate that multiple small flashes (muzzle flashes?) were seen as far away as the shore - apparently onboard (or rounds hitting?) x3 vessels in the Kerch Strait, with x2 vessels involved in this incident taking actual damage resulting in fires, possibly even deaths.

    Due to distances from shore to ship, if flashes / strikes were seen this suggests at least .50cal / 12.6mm automatic weapons were used in an exchange of some description.

    Report from a guy in Bulgaria (unknown if source is reliable) suggests there were contractors and other specialists onboard these vessels and there was some sort of a firefight between either the groups of contractors, or, another group attempting to board the vessels (Russian SF?) and the contractors.

    Whatever the real story, the official story holds little water as fuel transfers in a critical area are prohibited, and there seems to be other players involved in the area (including British, US, and Russian warships nearby) in whatever game was being played here.

    Unknown what nationality the contractors actually were, if they on board, but several suggestions out there that some were British - and that these British have now been 'rescued' (taken into custody by Russian SF units?), along with some of the crew of each vessel, some also belived to be British Gov Intel, or specialist intel contractors.

    Speculation is that the British intel will now likely disapear and not be heard of again - explained as 'lost / dead' crew members if names released from crew lists. The contractors fate is anyones guess.

    I thought this worth posting due to the current crazyness in that part of the world and that lately the truth has been stranger than fiction.

    Whatever the truth of this, something other than a fuel accident has gone down.
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    Forrest Mosby · 1 years ago
    A Mid-Eastern prophecy refers to the Straights being closed by Russia as a major indicator of events happening soon...If this is a collision,no big whoop...But if it’s a military closure action,”this could be it”..
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    Feral Woods · 1 years ago
    Something else also got torpedoed by today's dramatic events.

    Anyone who has spotted my bizarre, out of touch with reality, postings the past few weeks, will be delighted with the 2nd and 3rd hours of Alex Jones today.

    18:50 UTC
    Alex Jones is currently with a guest, talking about shrooms LSD DMT Leary and the CIA program to introduce that aspect of MKULTRA into the general public.

    I'm thinking he's working up to the aspect of this where the mystery man at the "Baca Grande Ranch" dreamed up Agenda 21 and GAIA to Hanne & Maurice Strong, plus Robert Muller in Costa Rica. Which was then brought into international law through the United Nations, in preparation for the One World Government & Religion.

    Wonder if the joke going around Davos this week will be how the whole New World Order concept, how it was all dreamed up on acid and shroom psychedelic trips.

    19:10 UTC
    Well, he certainly just now touching on the Central America Aztec aspects, how they took the psychedelics for human sacrifice and also to receive visions of the future.

    Remember that at that location in Costa Rica, the UN was so excited about the opportunity to build the "University of Peace", on a sacred indigenous hill, Mt. Rasur, from which according to indigenous prophecy, a civilization of peace will extend to the entire world. ...

    19:20 UTC
    Holly Crap! Now he's talking about the intervention in human affairs by the Beings of light at those locations.

    Yellow Vest Protest Against The Globalist
    Yellow Shrooms Are The Best

    We All Lived in a Yellow Submarine...
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    Jay · 1 years ago
    I see two ships in the picture above. Something beyond the ships appears to be burning.
    This picture does not show 2 ships burning. An explosion of LNG would be much larger and the ship would be disintegrated before pictures could be taken.
    Hal, I appreciate your reports, but this picture does not match the report.
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    Antiquated · 1 years ago
    With all of the Tesla--and other super-advanced--technology, why are we still utilizing fossil fuels at all? THIS is the real question everyone should be asking.

    Antiquated transporting of a renewable resource that is not necessary to fuel our energy needs. Unleash the free energy and watch the world economic 'engine' surge forward beyond what has been heretofore.
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    Andy Andersen · 1 years ago
    ZH reports both ships were Tanzanian and were transferring fuel as Joseph just said.
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    Joseph · 1 years ago
    Fuel transfer explosion .. bummer
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    Really · 1 years ago
    Are Mexicans stealing LPG now? ;-)

    Sorry, I know that is wrong to say.
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    VINCENT DURYEE · 1 years ago
    Periscope. LOL.
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    Sid Levin · 1 years ago
    Two ships involved might suggest a collision. With LNG involved, not pretty.
    The round framing of the second picture without reticles suggests a view from a ship's porthole.
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    sammy mcnight · 1 years ago
    liquefied gas explosion
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    Gino DiSimone · 1 years ago
    I'm a Navy vet. This photo did NOT come from a submarine. ...come on, Hal.
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    David Jones · 1 years ago
    Could they have hit mines?