Tag: South China Sea

BRIEFS

U.S. Rep. Gallagher Arrives in Taiwan, Alongside Delegation

On February 22, U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher, along with...

U.S. to Deploy 5 Aircraft Carriers to the Indo-Pacific

On February 19th, it was reported that the United...

STORIES

Philippines Accuses China of Jamming AIS and Communications in South China Sea

Philippine Navy and Coast Guard Statements Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson for the West Philippine Sea, Commodore Roy Trinidad, said its vessels received “electronic interference” (i.e., jamming) during South China Sea (SCS) operations on February 27th. The spokesperson pointed out that the jamming occurred as the Philippines prepared for resupply missions...

China Coast Guard’s “Monster” Vessel Patrolled Vietnam’s EEZ

Vanguard Bank Patrol On February 21st, the China Coast Guard's (CCG) Zhaotou-class Patrol Cutter, the Haijing-5901, reentered Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to conduct patrols near Vanguard Bank. Specifically, the vessel patrolled oil and natural gas fields that are located near the bank. A vessel from the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance, Kiem...

Philippines Cancels Resupply Mission to Second Thomas Shoal

On January 22nd, the Philippines announced they cancelled a resupply mission to the Second Thomas Shoal (STS) scheduled to occur over the weekend. An Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Colonel Francel Padilla said that one of the contracted civilian vessels, the Unaizah Mae (UM) 1, had unspecified...

The Philippines’ Muted Response to Scarborough Shoal Incident Highlights Flaws

On January 22nd, the Philippine government announced that an incident occurred between Philippine fishermen and the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) at Scarborough Shoal on January 12th. The Philippine government became aware of the incident through several videos posted to social media. The country responded by launching an investigation into...

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