Philippine vessel incurs damage in sea mishap with Chinese Coast Guard vessel

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5th March 2024 – (Manila) A Philippine Coast Guard ship has sustained minor structural damage after an altercation with a China Coast Guard vessel in the South China Sea, officials reported on Tuesday. The incident occurred amidst a resupply mission, intensifying the maritime tensions in the region.

According to PCG Commodore Jay Tarriela, the encounter involved “dangerous manoeuvres and blocking” by the Chinese vessel, culminating in a collision. The details of the incident were shared by Commodore Tarriela in a statement on the social media platform X, highlighting the ongoing disputes over territorial waters.