Monday, April 12, 2021

China Now Using Cruise Missile Carrying Catamarans To Chase Away Ships In The South China Sea

A PLAN Type 022 fast-attack missile craft during previous maneuvers in the East China Sea.  

Warzone/The Drive: Now China Has Cruise Missile Carrying Catamarans Chasing Away Ships In The South China Sea 

The appearance of the Chinese catamaran fast-attack missile craft adds a significant new player to these disputed waters. 

Chinese stealthy catamaran fast-attack missile craft have reportedly been involved in an incident with a boat chartered by a Philippine media company in the hotly contested waters of the South China Sea. According to an account citing ABS-CBN reporter Chiara Zambrano, the Type 022 Houbei class vessels appeared today in the Second Thomas Shoal, a submerged reef located in the disputed Spratly Islands. The missile craft then apparently aggressively chased away the boat operated on behalf of the ABS-CBN news crew, which had been sailing in the area to monitor the movements of other Chinese vessels. 

Read more ....  

Update #1: China deploys fast-attack missile catamarans in SCS (Asia Times)  

Update #2: Chinese Navy Chases Philippines' News Crew in Disputed Sea (Bloomberg)  

WNU Editor: It looks like they are intimidating enough to do their job .... Chinese Assault Boats Armed With Cruise Missiles Threaten News Crew In Philippine Waters — Reports (EurAsian Times)

1 comment:

Dave Goldstein said...

Looks like the missle boat from Tomorrow Never Dies.