Friday, March 26, 2010

Loss of the Patrol Ship Cheonan

The mystery of the week...

The ROK Navy patrol vessel Cheonan (PCC 772) sank Friday night after a massive breach to the hull took out engineering spaces and rapidly flooded the vessel.

Reports *here* and *here* from Yonhap News.

No obvious signs of North Korean military activity as of yet, but as the vessel will certainly be raised an investigation will rapidly discover which of the following happened:

. mined ?
. torpedoed ?
. rock grounding ?
. internal explosion ?

Stay tuned to this, because if this was anything other than an accident there are going to be repercussions.

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