PCG says Chinese language Navy ship got here very near PH vessel throughout resupply mission3 min read

PCG says Chinese Navy ship came very close to PH vessel during resupply mission

BRP Sindangan is seen being blocked by China Coast Guard vessel 21556, a near-collision at a distance of 1 meter. PHOTO FROM PCG

MANILA, Philippines — For the primary time, the Individuals’s Liberation Military-Navy ship approached a Philippine Coast Guard vessel at a distance of lower than one nautical mile throughout its rotation and resupply (RoRe) mission for the BRP Sierra Madre on Wednesday.

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“The Individuals’s Liberation Military Navy ship with bow quantity 630 approached BRP Sindangan inside a distance of solely 0.5 nautical miles for the primary time,” Jay Tarriela, PCG spokesperson on the West Philippine Sea, stated in a press release on Friday.

A China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel additionally carried out a harmful maneuver, coming “as shut as 1 meter” to BRP Sindangan, based on Tarriela.

Tarriela stated the CCG additionally dispatched a further 4 vessels, which have been actively assisted by 5 suspected Chinese language Maritime Militia vessels.

The spokesperson additionally famous that two of the CCG vessels have been practically the identical dimension as PCG’s multi-role response vessels.

“This implies that their goal could have been to handle the ‘David and Goliath’ state of affairs, and to doubtlessly present extra maneuverability for the CCG of their efforts to dam the RoRe mission,” he pressured.

China’s actions are primarily based on its assertion that it has jurisdiction over many of the South China Sea, together with the WPS, via its so-called ten-dash line.

In 2013, the then nine-dash line was challenged by the Philippines earlier than the Everlasting Courtroom of Arbitration, however the 2016 Arbitral Award successfully dismissed the sweeping demarcation.


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