After Navy, Coast Guard patrols Benham Rise
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For the first time yesterday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) patrolled Benham Rise, following the reported presence of Chinese vessels in the area declared by the United Nations as part of the extended continental shelf of the Philippines. The PCG said a Britten Norman Islander aircraft was sent to the area to conduct maritime domain survey. No PCG station or facility has ever been put up in Benham Rise, a 13-million-hectare area off the coast of Aurora province that has been a usual pathway of typhoons from the Pacific Ocean.
Punay, E., Romero, P., & Ronda, R. A. (2017, April 3). After Navy, Coast Guard patrols Benham Rise. The Philippine Star, pp. 3, 8.
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Continental shelves; Aircraft; Governments; Exclusive rights; Oil and gas exploration; Oil and gas production; Continental shelves; Mineral deposits; Navigation; Research; Exclusive economic zone; Disputes; Territorial waters; Navigation; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); United Nations (UN); Philippine Navy; Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Balilo, Armand; Alcaraz, Ramon; Carpio, Antonio; Gatchalian, Sherwin; Montero, Ma. Lourdes
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