Submarine sighted near Stockholm was civilian boat

Claims alert was false alarm.

Russian submarine sighted near Stockholm was civilian boat claims Swedish admiral


A Swedish navy admiral has claimed that a suspected Russian submarine, which was spotted in waters off Stockholm in October 2014, sparking a maritime hunt reminiscent of Cold War movies, was actually a workboat.

Sweden’s armed forces however played down the claim, saying they stood by their previous assessment that the country’s territorial waters were violated by a “foreign power”.

Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad told a local newspaper that a six-month investigation has concluded that a mysterious object sighted in the Stockholm archipelago in October was a civilian boat.

“The analysis has shown that the photograph taken in Stockholm’s inner archipelago was of a smaller boat,” Grenstad, told Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

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