From December 30 1966 to January 13 1967, US imperialists and their stooges south Korean clique perpetrated reckless provocation. Their 35 naval vessels intruded the territorial waters of the DPRK 28 times. In January 1967 alone several of their patrol craft escorts committed intrusion into the territorial waters of the DPRK. The enemy dispatched PCE Nos. 56 and 59 on the 14th, No. 53 on the 17th and Nos. 56 and 53 on the 18th. On the 19th they sent PCE No. 56 to 38゜40.7´N, 128゜26.3´E, or 3.9 miles from the extension line of the Military Demarcation Line to spy out our coastal defence situation.
The warship cruised the territorial waters of the DPRK and suddenly fired dozens of shells at its coastal area.
As a self-defensive measure, the coastal artillery unit of the Korean People’s Army dealt a telling blow to the enemy warship and sank it at 14:30.
This was a stern punishment of the Korean people to the war provocateurs who ran amuck in violation of the Korean Armistice Agreement and in disregard of the DPRK’s repeated warnings and the protest of the international community.