Vietnam reportedly recovers Chinese torpedo

Security & Defense

A Vietnamese fisherman in Phu Yen province has found an approximately 6.8 meters long and 54 centimeters in diameter cigar-shaped object on December 18, Vietnamese news outlets report.

“It’s size and shape, coupled with Chinese markings, strongly suggest that it is Yu-6 [torpedo] from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN),” The Drive reports.

The said object was turned over to Vietnamese Navy for further inspection on December 19.

The torpedo was probably fired during PLA Navy’s drill in South China Sea.

“Now that the Vietnamese government has it, they will almost certainly seek to examine it for any potential intelligence value,” The Drive writes.


Sources: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/torpedo-removed-from-sea-off-khanh-hoa-province/143830.vnp; https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20181219/torpedoshaped-object-with-chinese-characters-found-off-vietnam-coast/48174.html; http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25596/a-vietnamese-fisherman-reeled-in-a-chinese-torpedo-in-the-south-china-sea