Coast Guard spots Chinese warship at Scarborough

Rene Acosta
A Chinese warship along with other paramilitary vessels have been spotted by the Philippine Coast Guard at Scarborough Shoal, where the Philippine patrol unit was challenged by Chinese Coast Guard personnel.
China had been exercising de facto control over the shoal since a standoff with Philippine forces in 2012, but sightings of Chinese Navy vessels were “very rare,” and this is the “first time” that a Chinese warship had moved so close to the lagoon.
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BRP Malabrigo, Philippine Coast Guard
BRP Malabrigo, Philippine Coast Guard

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