Chinese frigate runs aground in disputed part of South China Sea | World news | guardian.co.uk

A Chinese naval frigate has run aground in a disputed area of the South China Sea in an embarrassing twist to the escalating territorial row in the area.

News of the collision came shortly after a summit of south-east Asian foreign ministers broke up without a joint statement for the first time in the 45-year history of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) because of splits over the complex and increasingly heated maritime dispute.

Huge amounts of cargo traffic pass through the sea, which also boasts rich fisheries and vast energy supplies. The gravest recent tensions have been between China, the Philippines and Vietnam, but Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan also claim parts of the sea.

via Chinese frigate runs aground in disputed part of South China Sea | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Whoops. Broke the kiss rule.

Don’t kiss the bottom.

Don’t kiss another ship.

Don’t kiss a shipmate.

1 thought on “Chinese frigate runs aground in disputed part of South China Sea | World news | guardian.co.uk”

  1. When I was in, veeeeeeeeeeeery few had any inclination to kiss a shipmate. We had two guys who wanted out real bad and claimed to be queer to get out. But, then, Sounding and Security found two guys showering together at 0300 hours. The PTB took their time on the first two guys because everyone knew they weren’t queer, but they still got just a General under less than honorable. The other two guys they had off the ship before 0800 with all paperwork complete for a bad type of discharge.

    The last two guys framed a lot of conversations around Naples. We knew we had queers around, but most stayed in the closet. Getting caught out like that was pretty rare.

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