Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Chinese vessels ram Philippines coast guard ship and supply boat

Date:

Share post:

spot_img

Manila, Oct 22: A Chinese coast guard ship and an accompanying vessel rammed a Philippine coast guard ship and a military-run supply boat Sunday off a contested shoal, Philippine officials said, in an encounter that heightened fears of an armed conflict in the disputed South China Sea.
A top Philippine security official said there were no injuries among the Filipino crew members and an assessment of the damage to both vessels was underway.
The official said that the two incidents near Second Thomas Shoal, where China has repeatedly tried to isolate a Philippine marine outpost, could have been worse if the vessels were not able to maneuver rapidly away from the Chinese ships.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to a lack of authority to publicly discuss the matter. (AP)

Previous article
Next article

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Related articles

Tendulkar’s Kashmir visit to boost local crafts, bat industry

Srinagar, Feb 21: Shah Rafi owns the Art & Craft Bazaar at Dhobiwan in Kunzar village on Gulmarg-Srinagar...

Higher secondary exams begin in violence-hit Manipur

Imphal, Feb 21:  Amid the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) Examinations began...

Conrad presents Rs 2029 crore deficit budget for 2024-25

Shillong, Feb 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday presented the budget for 2024-25 with a...

Williamson Sangma University to start first academic session in 2025-26

Shillong, Feb 21: The Captain Williamson Sangma State University (CWSSU) will take some more time before it opens...