New developments unfold in the already escalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

Incursion in the Yellow Sea

Warning shots were fired from a South Korean Navy boat on Saturday morning when it spotted a North Korean patrol vessel crossing the western de facto maritime border that divides the warring countries.

According to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Pyongyang’s patrol vessel crossed the waters northeast of South’s Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea around 11 AM (0200 GMT).

Shortly after, the South sent a dispatch and tried to establish communication with the North through warning broadcasts. But when the patrol boat remained unresponsive, Seoul’s Chamsuri-class vessel fired ten warning shots using its autocannon, finally forcing the breaching North to retreat.