Naval engagements off Korea AND in the Gulf

#1
Things are getting quite interesting in certain parts of the world:

South Korean navy ship 'sinking near North'
BBC News 26 Mar 2010 said:
A South Korean navy ship with about 100 personnel on board is sinking off the west coast near North Korea, possibly due to a torpedo attack, reports say. The ship was sinking near Baengnyeong island, Yonhap news agency quoted navy officials as saying. It also said the South Korean ship had fired shots toward an unidentified ship in the North. The incident has not been confirmed by government officials...

Naval battle between UAE and Saudi Arabia raises fears for Gulf security

Daily Telegraph 26 Mar 2010 said:
The United Arab Emirates navy is thought to have opened fire on a small patrol vessel from Saudi Arabia after a dispute over water boundaries. According to one report, two Saudi sailors were injured in the alleged bombardment...
 
#2
The evidence seems conclusive: 'North Korean torpedo' sank South's navy ship - report. Our government is certainly convinced.

BBC News 20 May 2010 said:
A North Korean submarine's torpedo sank a South Korean navy ship on 26 March causing the deaths of 46 sailors, an international report has found. Investigators said they had discovered part of the torpedo on the sea floor and it carried lettering that matched a North Korean design...

The British embassy in Seoul quoted Foreign Secretary William Hague as saying: "[North Korea's] actions will deepen the international community's mistrust. The attack demonstrates a total indifference to human life and a blatant disregard of international obligations."
In Tom Clancy's world, a North Korean submarine would quietly 'disappear' sometime during the coming weeks.
 
#5
They were saying on the news just a moment N.Korea have stated if they get punished they will declare all out war on S.Korea. Also they said it may take a little more than just talking according to the person being interview I think it was the foreign minister




Time to go spread some gash buzzes in the Naafi queue :lol:
 
#6
Does N Korea really pose any threat?, i know they have mass numbers, but technology wise as far as im aware its out dated Russian equipment. I know S Korea are well trained, and mainly use U.S Equipment and their technology.
I wonder who gave the order to fire ? Anyway as mentioned it's all kicking off on the other side of the world.
 
#7
The issue isn't really about which of the Korea's can "whup the other one's ass" - it's about who will be dragged into the fray from the Superpowers - nightmare scenario would be a Sino-US war by proxy - not as far fethched as it might seem given the undertakings given by each to their peninsular puppets
 

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#8
Potential naval warfare in the vicinity of major areas of sea trade surely not?

Why how can this be when so many have suggeted that the Navy costs too much and should be reduced to a shadow of it former self.

I will laugh my ass off when it costs £200 to fill a car up with petrol from the gulf and new ipod from China costs £1000, people will ask where is the Navy, sorry we cut them to fund the welfare state and people said that getting involved in foreign conflicts was pointless and we should just stay at home and defend the Isle of Wight.

There will be an increasing amount of this sort of small scale naval warfare in the future, generally it will be fought in littoral areas, lets hope we are not caught unprepared.

Rant over for the moment.
 
#9
broadside said:
The issue isn't really about which of the Korea's can "whup the other one's ass" - it's about who will be dragged into the fray from the Superpowers - nightmare scenario would be a Sino-US war by proxy - not as far fethched as it might seem given the undertakings given by each to their peninsular puppets
So i guess that it's now been confirmed, what move is S Korea going to take ?
 
#11
daffy1 said:
broadside said:
The issue isn't really about which of the Korea's can "whup the other one's ass" - it's about who will be dragged into the fray from the Superpowers - nightmare scenario would be a Sino-US war by proxy - not as far fethched as it might seem given the undertakings given by each to their peninsular puppets
So i guess that it's now been confirmed, what move is S Korea going to take ?
Darned if I know - thankfully it isn't up to me but also thankfully the attack was by the loony on the sensible one and not the other way round - if it had been a N Korean ship taken out by a S Korean submarine I shudder to think what the response would have been.

Regrettably, this looks like the start to more pushing, grunting and bullying by the North - and if you don't stand up to bullies we all know what happens!
 
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