Navy commander and officers disciplined

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-07-01
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Navy Commander Admiral Huang Shu-kuang said Friday he had 6766378requested disciplinary measures against himself from the Ministry of National Defense over the fatal accidental firing of a missile.

On Friday morning, a Chinchiang-class corvette located near Kaohsiung fired a supersonic Hsiung Feng III missile by accident. It landed in the Taiwan Strait near Penghu County after hitting a Taiwanese fishing trawler and killing its captain.

The blunder happened during a drill and was explained as a result of “a grave human error” by a missile operator who probably did not follow standard operating procedures, the military said.     [FULL  STORY]

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