Skip to comments.Philippine ship dodges China blockade to reach South China Sea outpost
Posted on 03/30/2014 8:46:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
SECOND THOMAS SHOAL, South China Sea (Reuters) -The Philippine government vessel made a dash for shallow waters around the disputed reef in the South China Sea, evading two Chinese coastguard ships trying to block its path to deliver food, water and fresh troops to a military outpost on the shoal.
The cat-and-mouse encounter on Saturday, witnessed by Reuters and other media invited onboard the Philippine ship, offered a rare glimpse into the tensions playing out routinely in waters that are one of the region's biggest flashpoints.
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Philippines really has nothing to lose. They need to be more aggressive.
Apperently there is a small island (not a given in this area, many of the disputed areas are just reefs) and a landing strip, why they aren't using it I don't know.
If you look closely you can see flight MH370 parked on that runway.
A ship can deliver a lot more supplies all at once.
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