Crash knocked Chinese mystery warship’s secret tech onto Taiwan freighter

High-tech radar from Mystery Chinese warship that fell onto Taiwan freighter during collision could reveal its identity

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/08/14
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Type 056 corvette. (By Wikimedia Commons)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As more details emerge of the collision between a Taiwanese freighter and a mysterious Chinese warship near Kinmen, it appears that secret, high-technology radar equipment had fallen off the Chinese vessel and onto the Taiwanese ship, and it provides clues on what kind of ship it really ways.

At 8 p.m. on July 31, the Yutai No. 1 was slammed into by an unidentified Chinese warship 19.5 miles southeast of Liaoluo Port in Kinmen. The Taiwanese ship sustained damage, but none of its crew were injured, according to the report.

In an interview with Bloomberg, the 72-year-old captain of the Taiwanese ship, Fu Shih-hour, said that the commander of the Chinese warship tried to coerce him into navigating his ship into China's port of Xiamen. Fu said he refused the Chinese captain's demands and instead called the Taiwan Coast Guard for help.

After receiving the distress signal from Fu, the Kinmen branch of the Coast Guard dispatched PP-10053 to the scene, and PP-10039 was sent to support it. By 10 p.m., PP-10053 established contact with Yutai No. 1 and confirmed that the hull was damaged, but there were no safety concerns and the crew was unharmed.    [FULL  STORY]

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