Sunday, June 14, 2009

Chinese Submarine Collides With US Sonar Array

A Chinese submarine collided with a sonar array being towed by the USS John McCain, a destroyer. US military officials are referring to it as an "inadvertent encounter". That makes sense even given the resent intentional harassment (see past related posts). The damage the sub could do to the array including any potential disruption to the US survey, would not be worth the risk of the damage to the sub itself. That is especially true given the potential disaster that could have resulted if something got caught in its propeller.

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Past related posts:
Berman Post: Tension Rising in Asia
Berman Post: Chinese Vessels Harass US Navy Surveillance Ship

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