Did Russian sub nearly sink fishing boat?

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A Russian submarine close to the coast of Great Britain might have dragged a trawler violently backwards after snagging in its nets, a fishermen's organization has claimed.

The 60-foot commercial boat named Karen was towed at 10 knots during the incident 18 miles from Ardglass on the southeast shore of Northern Ireland. The vessel was badly damaged.

NATO exercises were held this past week in northern Scotland and Ardglass fishing representative Dick James said the alliance's drills may have attracted Russian interest. 

“Our defense forces are not up to much if a rogue submarine of unidentified nationality is tearing around the Irish Sea,” he told The Daily Mail.