Chinese Warship Anchored Off Disputed Spratly Islands

The Philippine Star
Friday, July 20, 2012

Philippine Navy aircraft spots a Chinese landing ship in Subi Reef, 12 miles from Philippine-occupied island Pag-asa

The Chinese troop and logistics ship, a Yuting class, No. 934, is armed with three heavy guns, built-in cranes, and a helipad, reports 'The Philippine Star'.

The Chinese ship is anchored at the Chinese-occupied Subi Reef, close to Pag-asa Island, which is occupied by Filipino troops and civilians and is part of the municipality of Kalayaan in Palawan.

“We are doing our best with what we have,” Wescom spokesman Lt. Col. Niel Estrella said of their surveillance and monitoring operations on the current security development in the Spratlys.

Estrella said that monitoring operations yesterday were hampered by bad weather in the area.

In nearby Union Reef, which is occupied by Vietnamese forces, a Wescom surveillance plane also monitored a lone Vietnamese fishing boat near dozens of Chinese fishing vessels in the area.

Union Reef as well as other islets and reefs in the area are within the hexagon area composed of 95 islands, cays, shoals and reefs, which by earlier Philippine Presidential decree has an island municipality in that region.


 

 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

Charleston Harbor Deepening Gets US Funding

Charleston Harbor deepening project earns key federal funding for preconstruction engineering and design; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocates $1.303 million

Lifting Specialists Modulift, IMES form Joint Venture

Lifting industry specialists Modulift and IMES have formed a joint venture to offer an integrated management service to clients internationally.   The two companies

The Hour of Power: Hybrid Marine Technology and Green Ports

In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power. Firstly the new emissions laws in ports,

 
 
Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1339 sec (7 req/sec)