Britain’s intelligence agencies have published a shocking report regarding China’s activities in the depths of the sea. According to the report, China has built a type of barrier in the Yellow Sea to trap and dodge the submarines of its enemy countries, which is known as Chain and Anchor Trap.
But a few weeks ago, a Chinese nuclear submarine got stuck in this trap made for the enemy. China has suffered extensive losses in this incident. According to a highly intelligence report of Britain, 22 officers, 7 officer cadets, 9 petty officers and 17 skilled sailors of the Chinese Navy died due to this nuclear submarine getting stuck underwater in China. In this way, a total of 55 Chinese military personnel have died in this incident.
At present, as always, China has denied this incident of 21 August 2023. In the report of Britain’s top class intelligence agencies, it has been said that the reason for the death of Chinese Navy officers was a malfunction in the oxygen system of the submarine. Due to this technical fault, the entire environment of the submarine stuck under water has become suffocating. Because of this, the military personnel could not get oxygen and they died.
According to a report published in the British newspaper The Mirror, the captain of submarine number 093-417 of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy was also among those who died in this accident.
The special thing is that when this incident happened, China clearly denied it. Not only this, China also allegedly refused to take any kind of foreign assistance for the rescue of the sailors trapped in the submarine. This Chinese submarine has been in service for 15 years.
Britain’s intelligence agency wrote about the incident, “On August 21, at 08:12 local time, an onboard accident occurred during a mission in the Yellow Sea, resulting in the death of 55 crew members, including 22. Officers, 7 officer cadets, 9 petty officers and 17 sailors. The deceased was Captain Colonel Xu Yong-peng.”
Chinese submarine trapped in its own net!
The report further reads, “It is believed that his death was caused by hypoxia on the submarine. This condition was caused by a system failure.” According to the report, this submarine collided with the Chain and Anchor obstacle used by the Chinese Navy to trap submarines of American and other countries. Due to this the system of this submarine got damaged. It took 6 hours to repair it and bring the submarine back to the surface. During this time the ship’s oxygen system got catastrophically damaged.”
Beijing has dismissed speculation about the incident as completely false and Taiwan has also denied the internet reports. But the UK claims that its report has been released on defense intelligence information.
What is Chain and anchor obstacle?
Now let us tell you what is chain and anchor trap, in which China’s nuclear submarine got stuck. Actually, chain and anchor trap is a device to destroy submarines at the bottom of the sea. It consists of a heavy chain that hangs between two anchors, which are laid on the seabed. The chain is usually made of heavy metal balls or other objects, and can be several miles long.
When a submarine hits a chain and anchor trap, it can easily get entangled in the chain. The weight of the chain can damage the submarine’s rudder and propeller, and it also prevents the submarine from moving. In some cases, the submarine may even be pulled to the bottom of the sea by chains.
Chain and anchor traps are often placed in strategic locations, such as near chokepoints or important shipping lanes. They can also be used to protect ports and other sensitive areas. British intelligence agencies claim that China had set this trap for its enemies in the Yellow Sea. But this time his own ship got stuck in it.
Where is the Yellow Sea? What is its strategic importance?
The Yellow Sea is a sea located in East Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, the Korean Peninsula to the east, the southern islands of Japan to the south, and the East China Sea to the west.
The Yellow Sea is economically important for China. Here China does commercial fishing. There are also important reserves of oil and gas here. In 2022, China will extract about 100 million tons of oil and 10 billion cubic meters of gas from the Yellow Sea. In addition, the Yellow Sea is an important trade route for China. In 2022, China will trade nearly $1 trillion through the Yellow Sea.
The Yellow Sea is an important military area between China, Korea and Japan. In 2023, China has started construction of a new maritime base in the Yellow Sea. This base reflects China’s growing military power and regional ambitions.