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Originally posted by antonia
Originally posted by octotom
If the cause was a torpedo or mine, like was being said earlier, and North Korea is involved, the fact that South Korean ships patrol the waters doesn't mean much.
I'm leaning more towards an accident on board. NK doesn't normally hide what they do. If they sank i'm pretty sure they'd just gloat about it considering their nuke threats.
Originally posted by nydsdan
It certainly could have been an accident on the ship rather than something fired at the ship. I'd say the following are all still possibilities:
- Engine or other ship malfunction/explosion
- NK Torpedo
- NK Mine
- China or other country weapon test went wrong (unlikely but possible)
- This ship was laying mines and one went off
- Flock of birds kamikaze attack
- Sharks wearing freaking lazers
A news report says a number of South Korean sailors died when their military ship sank off an island not far from North Korea.
South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified naval official early Saturday as saying there were some deaths.
North Korea has said recently it is bulking up its defenses in response to recent joint South Korean-U.S. military drills, Yonhap reported. The news agency also quoted South Korean military officials saying North Korea conducted dozens of artillery firing drills Friday.
[Posted at 11:01 a.m.] A South Korean navy ship was sinking in the Yellow Sea near North Korea early Saturday, and the navy was shooting at an unidentified ship toward the north, Yonhap News Agency reported.
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Originally posted by BrianInRI
This may have nothing to do with it, but the police and some sort of gov't personnel(MP,s maybe?) showed up at my downstairs neighbors(who is in the Navy and stationed on a submarine) at 3a.m. this morning. There was a lot of arguing and then they all left in a hurry with him following the police and gov't vehicle( a grey van with gov't plates). Anybody else know of Navy personnel possibly being called to duty in the middle of the night last night?
The defence ministry said the ship had a hole beneath the waterline but also declined to specify a cause.
China and the US are reeling them in