Why is there a Chinese military vessel in Reed Bank
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Supreme Court Justice Antonio T. Carpio believes that it was not a collision of fishing vessels that happened on June 9 in Reed Bank (Philippine name: Recto Bank; Chinese name: Liyue Tan), 80 nautical miles off Palawan and within the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone. It was a Chinese militia ship ramming a Philippine fishing vessel. “China’s maritime militia vessels have reinforced steel hulls purposely for ramming fishing vessels of other coastal states. No other coastal state has fishing vessels purposely designed for ramming other fishing vessels. Captains of ordinary Chinese fishing vessels do not engage in ramming for fear of inflicting damage to their own vessels. It is thus highly likely that a Chinese maritime militia vessel rammed the Filipino fishing vessel F/B Gimver 1,” Carpio said in a statement.
Tordesillas, E. (2019, June 17). Why is there a Chinese military vessel in Reed Bank. Daily Guardian, p. 5.
Fishing vessels; Collisions; Exclusive economic zone; International agreements; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Fishing grounds; Fishers; Oil and gas exploration; Natural gas; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); People’s Liberation Army (PLA); Department of Energy (DOE); Forum Energy Plc. (FEP); Philippine Navy; Carpio, Antonio; Arroyo, Gloria Macapagal; Locsin, Teddy; Wang, Yi; Aquino, Benigno III; Reed Bank; Recto Bank; Palawan; Guangdong; Philippines; West Philippine Sea
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