In a somber turn of events, it is reported that approximately 55 Chinese sailors are feared dead after their nuclear submarine encountered a perilous underwater trap in the Yellow Sea, designed to ensnare foreign vessels. The incident, characterized by a catastrophic malfunction in the submarine’s oxygen systems, led to the poisoning of the entire crew, including the captain of the Chinese PLA Navy submarine ‘093-417’ and 21 other officers.
A confidential UK intelligence report has unveiled details of the tragic mission, which transpired on August 21st. According to the report, at 08:12 local time, during a mission in the Yellow Sea, an onboard accident took place, resulting in the devastating loss of 55 crew members, comprising 22 officers, 7 officer cadets, 9 petty officers, and 17 sailors. The report suggests that the fatal casualties were a consequence of hypoxia, stemming from a system failure within the submarine.
The dire situation was further exacerbated when the submarine became entangled in a “chain and anchor” trap employed by the Chinese Navy to ensnare US and allied submarines. This entanglement resulted in a series of system failures that took a painstaking six hours to repair and eventually bring the submarine to the surface. It is noted that the onboard oxygen system malfunctioned catastrophically during this ordeal.
China, in an official response, has firmly denied the occurrence of such an incident and declined offers of international assistance for the stranded submarine, which had been in service for less than 15 years.
It is important to note that there is no independent confirmation of the incident involving the Chinese submarine available in the public domain. Both Beijing and Taiwan have refuted the speculations surrounding the incident as entirely false, emphasizing that the UK report is highly classified and derived from defense intelligence sources.