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    Coast Guard Tracking Russian Intelligence Ship 100 Miles Off Hawaii

    Coast Guard Tracking Russian Intelligence Ship 100 Miles Off Hawaii

    The U.S. Coast Guard is playing Cold War-style cat and mouse games with a Russian spy ship off the coast of Hawaii.

    Coast Guard officials said Wednesday they have been monitoring a Russian vessel “believed to be an intelligence gathering ship” for several weeks.

    According to a video released by the service, the ship was about 100 miles off Hawaii in international waters on Jan. 11.

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    “As part of our daily operations, we track all vessels in the Pacific area through surface and assets and agency capabilities,” Cmdr. Dave Milne, chief of external affairs for the service's 14th District, said in a statement Wednesday.

     

    The ship, identified by vessel watchers as the Vishnya-class auxiliary general intelligence, or AGI, ship Kareliya, SSV-535, is based out of Vladivostok and is no stranger to Hawaiian waters. It was tracked 15 miles west of Kauai in 2021. A Russian intelligence-gathering vessel also was spotted near the island chain in 2016.

    The video shows the Kareliya undergoing an underway replenishment, refueling from the Russian tanker Pechanga, also based in Vladivostok, according to Chris Cavas, a maritime journalist and host of the CavasShips podcast.

    “There's nothing stealthy about these ships — the Kareliya is doing exactly what it does and poses no particular threat,” Cavas said in an interview with…

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