Chinese sub may have caught fire in South China Sea: Japanese media

From AFP, via Yahoo! News:

A Chinese navy submarine stalled apparently after a fire broke out aboard the vessel while it was submerged in the South China Sea, a Japanese newspaper said.

The submarine was being towed Monday above the water by a Chinese vessel towards the Yulin Naval Port on China’s Hainan Island, the Yomiuri Shimbun said, citing Japanese and US defense sources.

Japanese and US authorities have been monitoring the vessel, a Ming-class diesel-powered hunter-killer submarine. It was not clear whether there were any casualties, said the top-selling newspaper.


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