This is coolbert:
As described in the book "Deep Black" the nation of Norway vital to the NATO mission during that period of the Cold War.
AGI flying a false flag courtesy of American Central Intelligence [CIA]? A trawler [a sealer in actuality] operating in that area of the Barents Sea with what might be termed "plausible deniability".
SOVIET MISSILE FIRING SUBMARINES OPERATING OUT OF BASTIONS IN THE BARENTS SEA! "YOU ARE BEING WATCHED COMRADE"!
"Norwegian intelligence collection ships (AGI) operating in the Barents Sea. Commenting on the AGI Godoynes, which operated under the code name Sunshine in 1955, Ernst Jacobsen of the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, who designed some of the monitoring equipment in the ship, said that the Godoynes—a converted sealer—was ‘bursting at the seams with modern American searching equipment, operated by American specialists.’ The Central Intelligence Agency sponsored the ship and other Norwegian ELINT activities. The Norwegians operated a series of AGIs in the ELINT role in the Barents Sea from 1952 to 1976."
I might think that role and mission much more than mere ELINT. All AGI missions multi-faceted and might include but hardly limited to:
* Monitor enemy fleet movements.
* Monitor nuclear tests.
* Monitor missiles tests.
* Establish submarine "signatures".
* Hydrographic research.
It might even be that the Soviet Okean class of AGI is based on the CIA operated [?] Godoynes?