Koreas' Navies Trade Fire
South's ship fires warning shot at intruding North vessel
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2009 10:07 PM CST
South Korean Navy vessels patrol near South Korea's disputed sea border with North Korea in this file photo.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A South Korean navy ship fired warning shots at a North Korean vessel early Tuesday off the countries’ disputed west coast; the North’s ship was damaged and returned the salvo. No casualties were immediately reported. South Korean officials tell Yonhap the North crossed into their territorial waters; the North does not recognize the same demarcation.