: Hurriyet Daily News: Russia's warship with camouflaged tanks traverses Istanbul's Bosphorus

12:37 May. 9, 2016

Hurriyet Daily News: Russia's warship with camouflaged tanks traverses Istanbul's Bosphorus

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Some soldiers on board were seen observing the area

A Russian military ship traversed Istanbul's Bosphorus on May 8, with two tanks secured under camouflage on its deck, Hurriyet Daily News reports

The crane ship, with the bow number KIL-158, entered the strait from the Black Sea at around 8:30 a.m. under broad security measures. A Turkish Coast Guard ship, maritime police and a police helicopter escorted the ship throughout its one-hour passage. 

Read also Turkey could block Russian military naval vessel traffic to Syria 

Two tanks under camouflage were also seen on the ship's deck, while some soldiers on board were seen observing the area.

However, one expert said the military ship was "likely" carrying high speed patrol boats, rather than tanks. Click here to watch the video 

Photo courtesy - shipspotting.com 

 

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