The Chinese Navy Jianghu class frigate No. 560 ran aground in the South China Sea on Half Moon Shoal off the Spratly Islands. The frigate was stuck fast and was unable to free itself. The vessel was on patrol in the disputed waters when it struck the shoal. The Chinese authorities have stated that the no one was injured and that salvage operations were being conducted.
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