Chinese Coast Guard Blocks Philippine Coast Guard In South China Sea

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
October 6, 2023China in Focus

The Philippine Coast Guard on Oct. 6 protested what it said were attempts by the China Coast Guard to block a mission by four ships to re-supply Philippine troops on a disputed South China Sea atoll, saying it led to a near-miss.

Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson, Jay Tarriela, said a Chinese Coast Guard vessel came within one meter of a Philippines vessel during the incident on Oct. 4.

Drone footage showed a Philippine Coast Guard vessel being blocked, as well as being surrounded by the China Coast Guard vessels and militia ships.

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