The South China Morning Post has released a video showing the Chinese destroyer Luyang and a US Navy vessel on the brink of collision in the South China Sea.
The incident reportedly took place in an incident last month when the Chinese vessel stopped just yards away from the US one in the area located about 12 nautical miles off Gaven Reef.
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In the video, an unseen US Navy serviceman is heard describing the Chinese ship “trying to push us out of the way”. Unarmed Chinese naval personnel are also seen on deck.
Such collisions between the Chinese and US navies have become common over the past few months as tensions between the two powers are heating. The South China Sea is an obvious hot point in relations between the US and China.