The Philippines Resupplied Detachment on Second Thomas Shoal

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) was able to complete the resupply mission to Second Thomas Shoal by transferring the supplies and personnel from the Unaizah May 4 (UM4) and the BRP Cabra to a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB).

The RHIB then transported the supplies and personnel to the shoal at 11:09 a.m. The boat then arrived at the BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II-era LST, at 11:59 a.m. local time and delivered the supplies.

There is no information regarding whether PCG or Philippine Navy vessels began operations to tow the UM4 back to port.