SKorean naval ship sinks near NKorea; 40 missing (AP)




 
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SKorean naval ship sinks near NKorea; 40 missing     (AP)
 
March 26th, 2010  
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Topic: SKorean naval ship sinks near NKorea; 40 missing (AP)


SKorean naval ship sinks near NKorea; 40 missing     (AP)
AP - Word that a South Korean naval ship sank in the tense waters around the disputed maritime border with communist North Korea set off panic: The president convened an emergency meeting and the military dispatched a fleet of ships.




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March 27th, 2010  
Chukpike
 
"Word that a South Korean naval ship sank in the tense waters around the disputed maritime border with communist North Korea set off panic:"

Sure set off a panic on these forums: See Topic: BREAKING: South Korean warship sinking after torpedo attack from North Korean Ship.


"It's looking more and more like it was just an accident that happens on a ship," Carl Baker, an expert on Korean military relations at the Pacific Forum CSIS think tank in Honolulu, said by telephone."

I don't really think the US and South Korean Militaries panic. This type of stuff has been going on for 60 years.
March 27th, 2010  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yeah. Even if it is confirmed to be a torpedo it will not mean the situation will change dramatically.

Rest in Peace.

Getting the dead recovered from North Korean shores might prove to be tricky.
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SKorean naval ship sinks near NKorea; 40 missing     (AP)
March 27th, 2010  
A Can of Man
 
 
Update:

A surviving officer claims the explosion was not caused by an accident on board.
http://news.kbs.co.kr/society/2010/03/27/2070655.html

It appears that all the officers have survived and the heaviest casualties have been NCOs and junior enlistedmen. The explosion was inside the hull where most of them worked while most of the officers were topside.
http://news.kbs.co.kr/society/2010/03/27/2070611.html
 


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