By Wyatt Earp | March 26, 2010
A South Korean warship was attacked and sunk this morning in the Yellow Sea. The South claims the ship was attacked by a North Korean torpedo, which seems likely since the North has fired at South Korean warships recently.
Strap yourselves in kids, this may be a prelude to war.
A South Korean naval vessel with more than 100 aboard has sunk in waters near North Korea after an explosion ripped through the ship. The ship – reported to have 104 crew on board – sank off the coast of South Korean-controlled Baengnyeong Island close to the disputed maritime border with North Korea.
According to an official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the explosion occurred about 10.45 pm local time, but the exact cause was not immediately clear. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported an explosion in the rear of the 1,200-ton ship, but the official said he could not confirm the report.
Early reports suspected a torpedo attack from a North Korean ship.
DrewM. reminds us that “we have about 30,000 troops stationed in South Korea so if anything starts, we are in it.” Not good.