Philippine Warship in Standoff With China Vessels

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  1. ManilaBoy45

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    Your coast guard level ship would do best to stand down, as an escalation of the situation would greatly harm the Philippines.
     
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    Just look at the location of Scarborough Shoal. Why the fck should this belong to China and not Philippines?
     
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    AS I said before China really want this war otherwise she wouldn't block the Philippines' largest warship. I wouldn't surprise China is moving her warship from Hainan already.
     
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  5. ManilaBoy45

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    That's a NEGATIVE, your maritime vessels neesd to leave the area ASAP as they are tresspassing within the 200 miles EEZ waters ...


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    Area where the maritime standoff is located in square, 138 nautical miles off the west coast of Luzon and more than 500 miles from mainland China ...



    P.S. A Chinese destroyer has been reported headed to the area of the standoff ...
     
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    Not only Chinese coastguard vessels but also Chinese Navy should patrol in this area frequently
    Philipine can cry for help from your US master or maybe your indian brother here ;)
     
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    That's right. So you better stand down as your navy is showing aggressive tendencies in international waters. the PLAN will uphold freedom of navigation throughout the region.
     
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    Scarborough shoal still contested by China, Philippines

    MANILA - The Philippines summoned China’s ambassador in Manila on Wednesday for talks over a disputed area in the South China Sea after two Chinese surveillance ships blocked a Philippine Navy vessel from arresting Chinese fishermen in the area.

    The Philippines and China are contesting sovereignty over a small group of rock formations known as Scarborough shoal in the South China Sea, about 124 nautical miles off the main island of Luzon, near a former U.S. navy base in Subic Bay.

    A mosaic of conflicting claims over islands and other formations in the South China Sea have set China against the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan. Some claims have drawn the United States to press China over sovereignty.

    Tension has risen in the past two years over worries China is becoming more assertive in its claims to the seas, believed to be rich in oil and gas and straddling shipping lanes between East Asia and Europe and the Middle East.

    The stakes have risen further in the past year since the United States refocused military attention on Asia, strengthening ties with the Philippines and Australia.

    In a move to ease tensions, a Philippine military commander said a coast guard ship was on its way to Scarborough Shoal to assist a navy warship in holding Chinese fishing boats caught there. He said he did not want the navy involved in the enforcement of maritime laws.


    “We are sending our coast guard so that it will be a purely maritime and police affair,” Lieutenant General Anthony Alcantara told reporters.


    “We have authority to confiscate them and bring the ships here. We’ve done that in the past,” Alcantara said.

    On Tuesday, Chinese state media said a Chinese cruise ship called the “Scent of Princess Coconut” had completed a trial voyage to the Paracel Islands, a cluster of close to 40 islets, outcrops and reefs that both Vietnam and China claim.

    The proposal to open the Paracels, known as the Xisha islands in Chinese, to tourism and the stand-off over the Scarborough shoal off the Philippines are likely to add to long-standing friction.

    WAR GAMES

    On Sunday, a Philippines Navy surveillance plane spotted eight Chinese fishing boats in the Scarborough shoal.

    The Philippines sent its largest warship, a U.S. Hamilton-class cutter, to check on the Chinese presence, the first serious friction between the two this year.

    In March 2011, Chinese navy ships threatened to ram a Philippine research vessel, prompting Manila to scramble planes and ships to the dispute Reed Bank area.

    That incident prompted Manila to seek closer ties with the United States. The U.S. and Philippine navies will stage war games around the Reed Bank later this month.

    Earlier on Wednesday, Philippines foreign ministry spokesman Raul Hernandez said Manila was seeking a diplomatic solution after Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario called in China’s ambassador Ma Keqing for discussions.

    A foreign ministry statement said the shoal was within the Philippines exclusive economic zone and continental shelf and Philippine laws were being enforced.

    On Tuesday, a Philippine Navy team inspected the Chinese fishing boats and found illegally collected corals, giant clams and live sharks in one of the vessels.

    Two Chinese surveillance ships soon arrived and placed themselves between the Philippine Navy ship and the fishing boats to prevent the arrest of any fishermen.

    At a regional summit in Phnom Penh earlier this month, the Philippines pressed for a regional summit to discuss the disputes. China however has rejected “internationalisation” of the disputes, preferring to discuss them bilaterally or with the ASEAN regional grouping.

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    Guess sending the Chinese destroyer made the Philippines to send in their Coast Guard.
     
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  9. Juice

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    I agree that China has the right to her fair share of resources from the area, but if the map of claimed waters shone on the BBC is correct, it is an insult to the other nations of the area, it shows China claiming waters up to the beaches of several nations...don't expect them to be push-overs either.

    (Ps...thank you for illustrating to the nations of the area why they need the U.S. navy, far better than we could articulate it)
     
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    Perhaps the best way stop this from escalating is to have both coast guards to handle these civilian matters and order the warships to stay far on the distance. There are no benefit whatsoever for Philippines if war happen. Uncle Sam is unlikely to help on these dispute waters, and China is more than happy to test the US's will for confrontations.
     
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    Our second artillery corp is on alert! Manila will be wiped out with multimegaton MIRV missiles soon! :china:

    Looks like there will be shortage of maids in the world market very soon.
     
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    Ok we will wait till june... to see manila wiped out.. Or can u give us a time line??/
     
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    How long it will take to bring down these two surveillance crafts by PN largest warship?
     
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    Currently there's some infighting going on in the Chinese government,so it eagerly tries to divert public attention away from its internal struggles,it's a perfect timing to have a local conflict and take back some islands in Spratly.the largest Philipino warship shouldnt have just stood back and run.show some spine and take the challenge,you are the largest.
     
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    The US Congress OKs 2nd warship for Philippines
    By Hrvoje Hranjski - The Associated Press
    Posted : Friday Feb 10, 2012 8:35:47 EST
    MANILA, Philippines — The U.S. Congress has approved the transfer of a second U.S. Coast Guard ship to the Philippines, an official said Friday as Washington shifts its military ties with the Southeast Asian nation that has been engaged in a territorial spat with China.

    http://http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/02/ap-congress-oks-2nd-warship-for-philippines-021012/
     
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