RoCN patrol boat accidentally fired HF-3 supersonic anti-ship missile

At 0810 hrs local time today, a Republic of China Ching Chiang class patrol ship ROCS Jin Chiang (PG-610) accidentally fired its Hsiung Feng 3 supersonic anti-ship missile.

Hsiung Feng III Anti-Ship Missile Display in Chengkungling 20111009a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

The accident is said to have happened inside Zuoying naval base while the warship’s crew were undergoing a drill.

The Navy said the missile landed into waters off the islands of Penghu and no one was injured as a result.

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