Chinese Frigate â€˜Strandedâ€™ in Disputed Waters BEIJING â€” A Chinese naval frigate has run aground while patrolling disputed waters in the South China Sea, the defense ministry said July 13, amid tensions with the Philippines over territorial claims. The ship was on â€œroutine patrolâ€ when it became stranded near Half Moon Shoal in the Spratly Islands on July 11, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website. The shoal is off the Philippine island of Palawan. No one was injured in the accident and the Peopleâ€™s Liberation Armyâ€™s Navy was now organizing a rescue, the statement said, but gave no further details. The Sydney Morning Herald on July 13 quoted Western diplomatic sources as saying the frigate, which has been discouraging fishing boats from the Philippines from entering the area, was â€œthoroughly stuck.â€ Chinese Frigate â€˜Strandedâ€™ in Disputed Waters | Defense News | defensenews.com The next time Chinis want to claim other's land, at least avoid looking like an idiot when you do it.