posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 07:27 AM
Looks like the Russian aircraft carrier Kuznetsov and escorts have entered the Mediterranean?
Morse Code message on 12464 Khz at 1254 GMT - 22 December
RIT DE RAL46 QSA IMI QTC K
RAL46 145 17 22 1630 145 BT FM RAL46 RAL65 FOR RJD74 RJH45
22121 99357 70040 41/98 03004 10180 40.62 51020 70200 22233 330// 40801 22012 BT AR RAL46
From the second and third group of the message.
Vessel RAL46 is also sending the message for another callsign RAL65. It appears to be travelling in close proximity. Callsign RAL46 and RAL65 could be
carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and escort Admiral Chabanenko?
The callsign RIT is HQ Northern Fleet Severomorsk.
Morse Code message on 12464 at 1214 GMT - 22 December. This places the vessel in the Mediterranean.
RMP DE RK081 QSA IMI QTC K
RKO81 303 20 22 1600 303 BT SML FOR RJD38 BT
22121 99357 70041 41798 12705 10180 40266 5.000 70200 81001 22233 0170. ..501 327// 4///// 88000 80000 22017 AR RK081
From the second and third groups of the message.
The callsign that the vessel (RK081) is sending the message to is RMP. This is the Baltic Fleet HQ at Kaliningrad so it narrows down the likely
Very hard to tie down the callsign to a specific ship. It could be anyone of the Baltic Fleet vessels in the Task Group? RK081 is possibly the Tanker
Lena entering the Mediterranean first to link up with the Black Sea Fleet Frigate Ladny?
Baltic Sea Fleet elements of the Task Force.
Frigate Yaroslav Mudry