China seizes US naval underwater probe in SCS
December 16, 2016  22:37
China has seized an unmanned United States naval underwater testing vehicle in the South China Sea, a US defense official said today.

'It was taken' by China, the official said, adding the craft was seized in international waters about 50 miles (80 km) off Subic Bay.

The 'naval glider' was used to test water salinity and temperatures to help in the mapping of underwater channels, the official said.

While the probe was a US Navy vessel, it was operated by civilians, the official said.

The vessels seizure comes amid continued tensions in the South China Sea. -- AFP

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