Capt. of grounded Chinese warship negligent, claims retired PH admiral

Posted at 07/16/2012 12:33 PM

(Editor's intro: Raissa, foreign correspondent for South China Morning Post and Radio Netherlands, is an independent blogger.)

Both China and the Philippines are not about to say anything more about the embarrassing incident of a modern warship getting stuck on an undersea rock during peacetime and in the absence of a tropical storm.

The Sydney Morning Herald which broke the news identified the ship that ran aground at Half Moon (or Hasa Hasa) Shoal as a Jianghu-class frigate no. 560.

Warship grounding implications

South China Morning Post’s Beijing correspondent Teddy Ng wrote about the implications of this accident on China’s ambition to be a maritime power. He said: