That's how it works in some navies. But, in the PLA Navy, the officers are also members of CCP. Wonder if they have some party discipline to meted out?It depends who is the OOW at the point in time although the skipper is ultimately accountable. As I understand, the OOW and the senior officer on the deck are likely to take the full brunt of any punishment if there is a violation of safety/ROTR.
In another update, a Philippine Islander aircraft sighted the grounded frigate on 14 Jul (3 days after the grounding) confirming the incident:
Philippines plane sights stranded Chinese ship - Channel NewsAsia
If this is the 1st sighting by a Philippine aircraft/ship of an incident 60 miles from Palawan, it shows how patchy their surveillance coverage is of the EEZ that they claim.