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Warship, Chinese Vessels Locked In Standoff In S. China Sea

April 11 2012


A Philippine warship is involved in a standoff with several Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, reports UPI.

On Tuesday, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar encountered a dozen Chinese fishing vessels in disputed waters off the Spratly Islands, said Foreign Affairs Dept. officials.

The Philippine ship, transferred last year from the U.S., is a former Coast Guard cutter.

Nearby Chinese surveillance ships reportedly placed themselves between the fishing boats and the warship, said...

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