U.S., Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea




 
--
U.S., Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea
 
December 14th, 2013  
News Manager
 

Topic: U.S., Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea


U.S., Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last week to avoid a collision with a Chinese warship maneuvering nearby, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement on Friday. The incident came as the USS Cowpens was operating in the vicinity of China's only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, at a time of heightened tensions in the region following Beijing's declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone farther north in the East China Sea, a U.S. defense official said. Another Chinese warship maneuvered near the Cowpens in the incident on December 5, and the Cowpens was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision, the Pacific Fleet said in its statement.

More...
 


Similar Topics
China warns U.S., Japan, Australia not to gang up in sea disputes
China plans to invade US!
The Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
Indians are so treacherous -- Richard Nixon
India, China seek to resolve boundary dispute