A CHINESE warship has injured Australian divers by blasting them with powerful sonar radiation in a shocking sea clash.
The federal government confirmed that naval divers have suffered multiple injuries on Tuesday following the Chinese military stint in International Waters.
HMAS Toowoomba was operating in international waters in Japan’s exclusive economic zone – and was on its way to a scheduled port visit.
However, the ship had to stop for divers to clear a bunch of fishing nets that got tangled with the vessel’s propellers.
All of a sudden, a People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) destroyer DDG-139 approached, despite communications with Toowoomba.
It prompted the Aussie crew to reiterate a dive was underway and ask for the Chinese warship to stay clear.
Despite the Chinese troops acknowledging the message, they came even closer and activated their hull-mounted sonar at full blast, risking the lives of the Australian Navy divers.
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