Surveillance ship joins other Chinese vessels near Ayungin | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines – Another Chinese surveillance vessel has linked up with two other Chinese ships currently deployed near Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

“As of yesterday (Monday), another CMS (Chinese Maritime Surveillance) vessel was monitored at the vicinity of Ayungin Shoal, bringing to three the number of CMS vessels in the area,” said a  senior military official, who asked not be named.

For almost a month now, China has maintained the deployment of its vessels in Ayungin Shoal, an area very close to mainland Palawan and outside the hotly-contested Spratly’s Archipelago being claimed in whole and in part by the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Malaysian, Taiwan and Brunie.

via Surveillance ship joins other Chinese vessels near Ayungin | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com.

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