The two warships narrowly avoided a collision. Photo: British Ministry of Defence

Exclusive details and footage emerge of near collision between warships in South China Sea

  • The Chinese Luyang destroyer issued the stern verbal signal to the USS Decatur before sailing within 45 yards of the vessel on September 30
  • Footage of the tense encounter never before aired publicly shows just how close the Chinese vessel came to the US warship
Topic |   South China Sea

TOP PICKS

The two warships narrowly avoided a collision. Photo: British Ministry of Defence
READ FULL ARTICLE
John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.