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Russian navy ship, The Northern Fleet inflatable, sank after being attacked by a frightened walrus, but those on board clambered ashore after fighting the beast

The moment a furious WALRUS swings a hole in a Russian navy ship with its tusks while sailors fight to fight her down with a pole as it begins to sink

  • The inflatable Northern Fleet sank later, but the people on board managed to escape
  • Shocking images show the sailors who repel the female walrus with a pole
  • Frightened walrus attacked the inflatable three times by Franz Josef Land
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This is the terrifying moment when a Russian navy ship was guarded by an angry walrus on an expedition to the Arctic.

The inflatable Northern Fleet later sank, but the people on board clambered ashore after fighting the beast.

This is the first recording of the scary incident during an expedition along the Russian Geographical Society to Franz Josef Land.

Russian navy ship, The Northern Fleet inflatable, sank after being attacked by a frightened walrus, but those on board clambered ashore after fighting the beast

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Russian navy ship, The Northern Fleet inflatable, sank after being attacked by a frightened walrus, but those on board clambered ashore after fighting the beast

But while the Geographical Society reported that the ship had sunk, the Ministry of Defense of the Kremlin omitted the details in the report.

The video shows how sailors fend off the female walrus with a pole before racing to the shore while the boat quickly went on the water.

A Russian officer hears a radio broadcast to the expedition ship called Altai to warn his crew of at least eight being in deadly danger in the icy sea after the attack.

Shocking images show how sailors fight the walrus with a pole during the attack on the ship to Franz Josef Land

Shocking images show how sailors fight the walrus with a pole during the attack on the ship to Franz Josef Land

Shocking images show how sailors fight the walrus with a pole during the attack on the ship to Franz Josef Land

The animal – apparently fearing her puppies – repeatedly attacked the inflatable boat in three places during the tragedy in icy seas in front of the distant archipelago.

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As the boat drives away from the walrus, the commanding officer says: & Altai, Altai, our boat cylinders are pierced …

& # 39; Bring us a working motorboat urgently. & # 39;

He roared: & # 39; Urgent, urgent! We are (impaled) by a walrus … & # 39;

He told the expedition ship & # 39; we don't have time & # 39; to return to the Altai.

The animal - apparently fearing her puppies - repeatedly attacked the inflatable boat in three places during the tragedy in icy seas in front of the distant archipelago

The animal - apparently fearing her puppies - repeatedly attacked the inflatable boat in three places during the tragedy in icy seas in front of the distant archipelago

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The animal – apparently fearing her puppies – repeatedly attacked the inflatable boat in three places during the tragedy in icy seas in front of the distant archipelago

Instead, he recommends & # 39; & # 39; Let's go to the island …

& # 39; To the island. & # 39;

The Geographical Society report said: & She probably did it for fear of her cubs. The boat sank, but the tragedy was avoided thanks to the clear actions of the team leader. All landing participants reached the coast safely. & # 39;

The military version simply says that the walrus attacked and that & # 39; serious problems were avoided thanks to the clear and well-coordinated actions of the Northern Fleet soldiers, who could remove the boat from the animals without harming them. & # 39;

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An average female walrus weighs more than 2,000 pounds, about twice as much as a wing.

As the boat drives away from the walrus, the commander says: & Altai, Altai, our boat cylinders are pierced. Bring us a working motorboat urgently here & # 39;

As the boat drives away from the walrus, the commander says: & Altai, Altai, our boat cylinders are pierced. Bring us a working motorboat urgently here & # 39;

As the boat drives away from the walrus, the commander says: & Altai, Altai, our boat cylinders are pierced. Bring us a working motorboat urgently here & # 39;

The crew was later rescued by a boat that was sent from the Altai to the coast.

One of those aboard Leonid Kruglov said after the incident: & # 39; The walrus was not injured.

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& # 39; We just pushed her away.

& # 39; But the boat was damaged, three out of five sections.

& # 39; We have only just arrived on the coast. & # 39;

The navy and the Russian Geographical Society were on a joint expedition to Franz Josef Land with the help of the Altai, but used inflatables to go ashore.

The crew was later rescued by a boat that was sent from the Altai to the coast

The crew was later rescued by a boat that was sent from the Altai to the coast

The crew was later rescued by a boat that was sent from the Altai to the coast

A report from the company said: “She probably did it for fear of her cubs.

& # 39; The boat sank, but the tragedy was avoided thanks to the clear actions of the team leader.

& # 39; All landing participants reached the coast safely. & # 39;

The navy had details about the boat sinking in his account.

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& # 39; The Navy said & # 39; serious problems were avoided thanks to the clear and well-coordinated actions of the Northern Fleet soldiers, who were able to remove the boat from the animals without harming them & # 39 ;.

The expedition followed the steps on the Russian Arctic outpost of Austro-Hungarian explorer Julius von Payer, who discovered the archipelago in 1873 and named it after Emperor Franz Joseph I.

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