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Russian Navy showing off their muscles in US waters in the Bering Sea. I've had one of their planes buzz me 8 times telling me to change course and go to max speed while hauling my gear. Repeatedly telling me "danger area" and "missiles" over VHF 16. Thats the most I could understand with the broken English. Left my gear behind, called the USCG Sector Anchorage and they said to just comply??? They had no clue as to what was happening. Turned back around and continued to haul an hour later. Since when can the Russians fly into US airspace and tell American fishing vessels to leave and where is our backup and support?? Apparently, they're playing "war games" with 50 ships, 40 planes and some amount of submarines, firing live missiles at practice targets in the Bering Sea. Submarine has been spotted surfacing within 3 miles of St.Matthews. Anyone have any thoughts on this? 

https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/08/27/move-out-of-the-way-bering-sea-fishing-boats-report-close-encounter-with-russian-military/

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This notice about the missile shoot was published in the HYDROPAC notice to mariners.
 

Maritime Safety Information
HYDROPAC 2431/20(16,96).
BERING SEA.
RUSSIA.
DNC 25, DNC 27.
1. MISSILE OPERATIONS 2100Z TO 0800Z DAILY

   24 AUG THRU 04 SEP IN AREA BOUND BY

   58-55-06N 178-22-30E, 59-25-06N 177-59-54E,

   63-07-24N 179-22-12W, 64-27-30N 178-30-00E,

   64-38-00N 178-18-00E, 64-40-54N 178-55-42E,

   64-42-06N 179-11-00E, 66-00-00N 179-07-36W,

   66-06-42N 178-32-30W, 64-15-48N 173-51-18W,

   64-12-30N 173-20-06W, 64-30-48N 172-14-30W,

   64-24-30N 172-04-24W, 64-18-00N 172-06-12W,

   63-37-30N 173-16-00W, 61-48-00N 172-21-00W,

   59-48-12N 177-45-48W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 050900Z SEP 20.//

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