Reports have emerged that Welsh coastguards told Russian warships to ‘jog on’ last week as they passed the mouth of the Bristol Channel.
A flotilla of Russian ships approached Lundy Island as tensions mount ahead of a possible breakout of war in Ukraine.
A spokesman for the coastguard told WalesOnCraic:
“We’d headed down to the Bristol Channel to do a spot of fishing which is what we like to do when we’re not busy rescuing people. We was having a nice day when this bloody great big ship sails up and ruins our view. You could hardly see it for all the smoke it was belching out. They radioed us and told us to get out of the way or they’d run us over but I’d only just opened a bottle of pop so I radioed them back and told them to jog on or I’d get the boys around. They didn’t reply – they just changed course and went on their way.”
Another spokesman for the Coastguard Association said:
“Where did you get this information from? Are you sure you just didn’t make it up?”