When danger reared its ugly head, the IMPECCABLE bravely turned its tail and fled ...
"The Chinese vessels surrounded USNS Impeccable, two of them closing to within 50 feet, waving Chinese flags and telling Impeccable to leave the area," officials said in the statement.You can get more detailed discussion over at Galrahn's place.
"Because the vessels' intentions were not known, Impeccable sprayed its fire hoses at one of the vessels in order to protect itself," the Defense statement said. "The Chinese crew members disrobed to their underwear and continued closing to within 25 feet."
Impeccable crew radioed to tell the Chinese ships that it was leaving the area and requested a safe path to navigate, the Pentagon said.
We ain't impressing anyone over there - weak horse....very weak.
UPDATE: I'll quote myself - just because I roll like that (a little youth lingo for 'ya recruiters out there). Like I said at USNIBlog.
At a minimum, you respond to a swarm of undies with pressed ham …. and/or stand your ground with a smile on your face and a wave of the hand.
UPDATE II: Electric Boogaloo. With his mention of INCSEA in comments, C-14 got me all misty-eyed for a time when we knew a serious incident when we saw one, and gave it the professional treatment it deserved. No undies to be seen here.
Everybody now ... HOTDOG PACK, KNIFE IN BACK, LIP ON STACK, IT IS A ......