Philippine ship stranded with Chinese vessels

Philippine ship stranded with Chinese vessels

Manila : Philippines | Apr 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM PDT
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Big Trouble In Little China Sea

Philippines Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on 11.4 's biggest ships are stuck with two of China's navy chief in the disputed area on the East Coast.

Accordingly, BRP Gregorio del Pilar warship, which was acquired by the United States, routine patrol around Scarborough Shoal is detected on 8.4 8 Chinese fishing boat anchored in a small puddle. In the morning 10.4, vessel BRP Gregorio del Pilar to close and appoint one of the fishing vessel inspection, found a large amount of coral, clam shells and shark alive. When the number of captured Filipino fishermen charged with illegal fishing, the two Chinese navy chief to appear, interrupted between vessel BRP Gregorio del Pilar and the fishing vessel.

From 04.10 to yesterday evening, the two sides have made the shuttle diplomacy to resolve the incident but no progress. Up to 04.11 am, Manila to the Coast Guard's vessel to support naval vessels and sent an official protest to Beijing. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the two sides want a peaceful settlement, but this country "to defend its sovereignty if challenged."

In response, the Chinese Embassy in Manila said the vessel BRP Gregorio del requirements Pilar left the area, according to AFP.Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu House of China, said Beijing is also sent a protest to Manila and the Philippines accused of "harassment" fishermen in this country. Up to 11.4, Mr. Rosario to update on what is new breakthrough.

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The Gregorio del Pilar replaces a World War II-era destroyer as the Philippines' flagship vessel
The Gregorio del Pilar replaces a World War II-era destroyer as the Philippines' flagship vessel
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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