Pentagon says Chinese harassed U.S. ship
* Story Highlights
* USNS Impeccable incident called part of "increasingly aggressive conduct"
* Ship was "conducting routine operations in international waters," Pentagon says
* 5 Chinese vessels came "dangerously close" to ocean surveillance ship, it says
* Statement: 2 ships within 50 feet, crew waved Chinese flags, told U.S. ship to leave
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Pentagon said Monday that Chinese ships harassed a U.S. surveillance ship Sunday in the South China Sea in the latest of several instances of "increasingly aggressive conduct."
During the incident, five Chinese vessels "shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity to USNS Impeccable, in an apparent coordinated effort to harass the U.S. ocean surveillance ship while it was conducting routine operations in international waters," the Pentagon said in a written statement.
The crew members aboard the vessels, two of which were within 50 feet, waved Chinese flags and told the U.S. ship to leave the area, the statement said.
It seems that commies don't feel like US or any other country's survey ship near their territorial waters, while they themselves have no problem sending their survey ship into other's territorial waters.