A Chinese coast guard ship and an accompanying vessel rammed a Philippine coast guard ship and a military-run supply boat Sunday off a contested shoal, Philippine officials said, in an encounter that heightened fears of an armed conflict in the disputed South China Sea.
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In the night intercept, the Shenyang J-11 twin-engine fighter closed on the U.S. Air Force plane at an “uncontrolled excessive speed, flying below, in front of, and within 10 feet of the B-52, putting both aircraft in danger of a collision,” the US Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement released late Thursday.
Australian and Filipino troops have been holding joint exercises in the South China Sea with no sign of agreement on the disputed waters.
Once again conflict has almost erupted in the South China Sea.
Filipino forces would dismantle any floating barrier that China’s coast guard may install in the disputed South China Sea, a Philippine admiral said Wednesday after Manila infuriated China by removing one such obstruction in a contested shoal.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three Filipino fishermen died in the disputed South China Sea after their boat was accidentally hit by a passing commercial vessel, the Philippine coast guard said Wednesday.
Three people are dead after a Philippine fishing boat “accidentally” collided with an oil tanker that the nation’s coast guard says fits the description of a vessel registered under the Marshall Islands transiting off a disputed South China Sea shoal.
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and the United States launched annual joint naval war games on Monday, days after the latest diplomatic row between Manila and Beijing over the disputed South China Sea.