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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