The China Post
Date: July 2, 2016
TAIPEI — Taiwan’s Navy said Friday that a supersonic anti-ship missile fired by mistake earlier
in the day did not cross the median line of the Taiwan Strait when it fell into waters off outlying Penghu County.
Vice Adm. Mei Chia-shu (梅家樹), the Navy’s chief of staff, said that the Hsiung Feng III missile was fired by mistake from one of its 500-ton Chinchiang-class corvettes, which was conducting a drill from a harbor at the Zuoying naval base in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan.
Responding to reporters’ questions at a news conference called in the wake of the incident, he said that the missile, which fell into waters about 40 nautical miles northwest of the military harbor, did not cross the median line of the Taiwan Strait.
The missile fell into waters on the Taiwan side of the median line, according to Mei. The strait, which divides Taiwan and China, has an average width of 180 kilometers (97 nautical miles). [FULL STORY]