The South China Sea is littered with abandoned oil rigs, some at depths of up to 100 metres, according to a former senior instructor at the PLA’s Naval Submarine Academy. Photo: Shutterstock
The South China Sea is littered with abandoned oil rigs, some at depths of up to 100 metres, according to a former senior instructor at the PLA’s Naval Submarine Academy. Photo: Shutterstock

US nuclear sub ‘may have hit an oil rig’ in South China Sea

  • Ex-PLA naval instructor says the area is a complex underwater environment and a lack of coordination would lead to collision
  • Chi Guocang also urged Beijing to strengthen its anti-submarine defence capabilities

Topic |   South China Sea
The South China Sea is littered with abandoned oil rigs, some at depths of up to 100 metres, according to a former senior instructor at the PLA’s Naval Submarine Academy. Photo: Shutterstock
The South China Sea is littered with abandoned oil rigs, some at depths of up to 100 metres, according to a former senior instructor at the PLA’s Naval Submarine Academy. Photo: Shutterstock
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