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Government seizes 25 Chinese boats 10/20/2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Government seizes 25 Chinese boats

10/20/2011
The government said yesterday it had seized 25 small Chinese boats after its navy confronted a larger fishing vessel in disputed South China Sea waters.

On Tuesday’s encounter followed a series of incidents between the two nations in the strategically vital South China Sea this year that have led to a spike in diplomatic tensions.

Government authorities said the bigger Chinese vessel was towing the 25 wooden, motorised dinghies near Reed Bank, an atoll just 150 kilometers (90 miles) from the western Philippine island of Palawan..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20111020nat4.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

napaka.hilig pumasok sa teritoryo ng may teritoryo nitong mga mangingisdang taga tsina,oo.

“The normal procedure is to approach them and inform them that they are in Philippine territory and, if they are fishing, they should have permission from the government.

“As the gunboat was approaching, the mother ship suddenly cut off the towing lines and left behind the small boats. We might have scared them off.”

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