Philippines Resupplies Military Outpost on Disputed Shoal After Chinese Blockadeon November 24, 2021 at 6:27 am

The Philippine military successfully delivered supplies to one of its outposts on a disputed shole in the South China Sea on Tuesday after Chinese coast guard vessels last week managed to block supply efforts. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said two wooden vessels carrying navy personnel resupplied marines stationed on the Sierra Madre—a dilapidated grounded Philippine Navy ship—at Second Thomas Shoal “without any untoward incident” on that day. Lorenzana claimed that, however, a rubber boat with three personnel was dispatched from a Chinese coast guard ship to take pictures and videos of Philippine Navy personnel who were unloading supplies from the boats onto the Sierra Madre. “I have communicated to the Chinese ambassador that we consider these acts as a form of intimidation and harassment,” he stated reported The Associated Press. Lorenzana said the boats arrived at the shoal, also known as Ayungin Shoal, without being escorted by the Philippine Navy …

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