Philippines Coast Guard Vessel Encircled by Chinese Ships

The Philippines Coast Guard has reported that while on a resupply mission to Filipino Marines on the Second Thomas Shoal, one of their vessels was surrounded by three Chinese ships, one Chinese Coast Guard vessel and two Maritime Militia vessels.

The announcement reads below:

“At 06:08AM on March 23, 2024, China coast guard vessel BN21551 performs dangerous maneuver of crossing the bow against Philippine Supply Vessel Unaizah May 4 while en route to Ayungin Shoal for the Rotation and Resupply mission for the Filipino soldiers stationed in BRP Sierra Madre.”