The Nimitz’s entry into South Korean waters was a subject of brief controversy last week when South Korea media reported that U.S. and South Korean military officials feared a leak after the website of the North’s official news agency mentioned the ship’s arrival before it was announced or reported by the military or any other media outlets.
An investigation found that posts on a camera club’s website about the impending arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier, combined with a previous post on a U.S. Navy site announced the Nimitz’ arrival in the 7th Fleet’s jurisdiction, were likely behind the KCNA report.
While the US navy did not confirm that the USS Nimitz had docked in Busan until a few days ago, once the behemoth showed up in the harbor there was no way they could have hidden it. The massive aircraft carrier could be seen at a glance from the SK View Apartments on Oryuk Island, which is located to the northeast of the naval command, and from the square in front of Ever Light Church, which is on a hill overlooking the command. The carrier’s entry to the harbor, which shows the carrier at its most impressive, appears to represent a US demonstration of its power.
People next to the naval base near Busan claim that massive nuclear wessels are easy to spot, so just maybe it's too hilly in San Francisco.