Australian naval divers injured after being subjected to Chinese warship’s sonar pulses


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Australian naval divers have been injured after an “unsafe and unprofessional” run-in with a Chinese warship. The acting prime minister, Richard Marles, on Saturday said the Australian government had expressed “serious concerns” to Chinese officials after the HMAS Toowoomba encountered a People’s Liberation Army-Navy destroyer on Tuesday. The Toowoomba was in international waters in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, having worked to enforce United Nations sanctions, and was on its way to a scheduled port visit when fishing nets became entangled around its propellers. The ship stopped so naval divers could clear the nets and its crew communicated what it was...