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55 Chinese vessels monitored in West Philippine Sea - Philippine Navy
55 Chinese vessels monitored in West Philippine Sea - Philippine Navy
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55 Chinese vessels monitored in West Philippine Sea - Philippine Navy
by Kristan Carag16 April 2024
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Maritime Militia vessels are pictured near the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, March 5, 2024. REUTERS/Adrian Portugal/File Photo

The Philippine Navy monitored around 55 Chinese vessels on Monday, April 15, in the West Philippine Sea.

During a press briefing in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Commodore Roy Vincent Trinidad, Philippine Navy spokesperson for the West Philippine Sea said that the spotted vessels include two China Coast Guard ships and 24 Chinese maritime militia vessels around Bajo De Masinloc.

The Philippine Navy also monitored a Chinese Coast Guard vessel, and five Chinese fishing boats in Ayungin Shoal.

Trinidad added that the Philippine Navy also monitored Chinese vessels near Pagasa Island, Panata Island, and Lawak Island.

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"Their activities have been varied. Some of them would be lying or stationary. Others would be moving, doing patrols," Trinidad said during the press briefing.

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