Pentagon: Chinese vessels harassed Navy ship – AP (3/9/09):
“The Chinese vessels surrounded USNS Impeccable, two of them closing to within 50 feet, waving Chinese flags and telling Impeccable to leave the area,” officials said in the statement.
“Because the vessels’ intentions were not known, Impeccable sprayed its fire hoses at one of the vessels in order to protect itself,” the Defense statement said. “The Chinese crewmembers disrobed to their underwear and continued closing to within 25 feet.”
Does the Chinese Navy not roll with “Don’t Ask Don’ Tell”?