There’s been a collision between the Russian destroyer that’s been following the pirated MV Straat Malakka and an Iranian destroyer Jamaran that has been trailing behind the Russian ship Pyotr Velikiy, according to Captain Stepan V. Verderevsky.
Verderevsky said the Iranian ship attempted to pass the Russian ship and Verderevsky then moved his ship into a blocking position.
Both ships are damaged and no longer following the Straat Malakka.
At last report the ships were approximately 65 miles off the Somalia coast, headed for the pirate haven of Eyl. Two U.S. destroyers, the USS San Antonio and the USS Mahan were confirmed to be working with the Russian ship to intercept the pirated Panamanian ship. There’s no word on whether the U.S. ships have been involved in the collision.