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2009-02-19 China-Japan-Koreas
Russian Navy sinks Chinese merchant ship
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Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2009-02-19 08:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6489 views ]  Top

#1 Later, the warship shot at least 500 rounds onto the ship

500 rounds is enough to sink the Yamato if your aiming is half decent. The creww needs gunnery classes and the captain an assignment as sailor second class.
Posted by JFM">JFM  2009-02-19 09:38||   2009-02-19 09:38|| Front Page Top

#2 JFM, maybe it was 500 rounds of 7.62x39.
Posted by Glenmore 2009-02-19 09:42||   2009-02-19 09:42|| Front Page Top

#3 That's a pretty major incident....
Just saying...
Posted by 3dc 2009-02-19 10:45||   2009-02-19 10:45|| Front Page Top

#4 I suspect a lot of unknowns on this story.
Posted by tipover 2009-02-19 11:15||   2009-02-19 11:15|| Front Page Top

#5 Glenmore, you don't mention bullets as rounds and they are not big/expensive enough you mention the number you fired.
Posted by JFM">JFM  2009-02-19 11:43||   2009-02-19 11:43|| Front Page Top

#6 perhaps it was a 12mm machine gun, or a 20mm or 30mm cannon.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-02-19 11:46||   2009-02-19 11:46|| Front Page Top

#7 If they used their version of a CIWS, 500 rounds isn't really that much. That's prolly still only 10-20 seconds depending on it's rate of fire.

I don't think the ships carry 500 rounds for the larger sized guns anymore either. Anyone know how many 76mm rounds our ships carry normally?
Posted by Silentbrick">Silentbrick  2009-02-19 12:29||   2009-02-19 12:29|| Front Page Top

#8 Interfax reported that several hundred shots had then been fired in the direction of the ship from a 30-mm automatic cannon.
Posted by Icerigger">Icerigger  2009-02-19 12:32||   2009-02-19 12:32|| Front Page Top

#9 I can just imagine the discussion on the Russian ship as to whether or not to launch a rescue operation in bad weather for Chinese sailors. Wonder what they were supposedly smuggling.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2009-02-19 12:35||   2009-02-19 12:35|| Front Page Top

#10 #7, I assume you meant US ships, which means ZERO rounds of 76mm. US still has 5 inch guns. Oh, wait, I just remembered our Coast Guard has 76mm guns on the armed cutters.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839">AlmostAnonymous5839  2009-02-19 12:44||   2009-02-19 12:44|| Front Page Top

#11 i guess someone got upset that the rice they were paying fifty cents a pound for turned out to be fifty cents a pound quality rice, and figured paying off someone to impound the ship would make their negotiating position better. Or something.

They're probably in the process of making up a plausible sounding story now, involving melamine, lead, depleted uranium, or fullerenes-encased antiprotons.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-02-19 12:46||   2009-02-19 12:46|| Front Page Top

#12 Anybody speak Chinese?
Posted by tu3031 2009-02-19 12:52||   2009-02-19 12:52|| Front Page Top

#13 you don't mention bullets as rounds and they are not big/expensive enough you mention the number you fired.

You might if you have the usual knowledge of matters military commonly held by members of the journalistic profession, JFM. I didn't question the word round, and these days I might actually know more about military stuff than many professional journalists, a shocking idea.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-02-19 12:55||   2009-02-19 12:55|| Front Page Top

#14 I'm quite sure these reporters haven't watched the Dissident Frogman's Shooty-Noshooty video so they'd be educated on what exactly bullets are;p
Posted by Silentbrick">Silentbrick  2009-02-19 13:24||   2009-02-19 13:24|| Front Page Top

#15 they are not big/expensive enough you mention the number you fired.

I dunno. Local cops have to account for every single one, and only have a handful allocated for training every year. And as far as 'expensive ' enough - been ammo shopping lately? The one economic stimulus that actually has worked.
Posted by Glenmore 2009-02-19 13:54||   2009-02-19 13:54|| Front Page Top

#16 Would those be the same local cops who only successfully prosecute a small fraction of the homicides that occur in your fair city-surrounded-by-a-hill?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-02-19 17:26||   2009-02-19 17:26|| Front Page Top

#17 Various CHIN MIL FORUM'ERS aren't happy wid the Russians, reminding each other how many of their countrymen live and work in Russ Far East compared to non-Chinese.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-02-19 18:44||   2009-02-19 18:44|| Front Page Top

#18 fair city-surrounded-by-a-hill?

Snowy, what a superb description! I love it!

Yes, those be the ones. The same ones who can fire something like 40 shots at some guy and only hit him twice. (I forget the details - late last year, sad story.)
Posted by Glenmore">Glenmore  2009-02-19 19:16||   2009-02-19 19:16|| Front Page Top

#19 TOPIX > VARIOUS - CHINA DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM RUSSIA. Why to shoot = fire upon the cargo ship + Chin allegations that Russia's Coast Guard ship stood by = wilfully did little to nothing to help drowning /swimming Chin + foreign sailors???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-02-19 20:17||   2009-02-19 20:17|| Front Page Top

#20 Don't feel bad, a few years go Montgomery Alabama cops fired 107 rounds at a truck stuck in a drive thru restraint's lane and didn't hit a thing but a concrete retainer wall around the truck, after everyone ran out of ammo, the cops ran up and arrested the guy.
Posted by Rednek Jim 2009-02-19 20:31||   2009-02-19 20:31|| Front Page Top

#21 Restaurant, Dammit.
Posted by Rednek Jim 2009-02-19 20:33||   2009-02-19 20:33|| Front Page Top

#22 I think I've reached the point where if I lived in Louisiana I'd try to trade the NOPD for the Rapid Action Battalion.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-02-19 21:26||   2009-02-19 21:26|| Front Page Top

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