Chinese Fishing Vessels Continue to Poach in Philippine Waters

Chinese fishing vessels escorted by a naval ship continue to poach in Philippine waters, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said yesterday, according to mb.com.

The DND Secretary added that Chinese fishermen are fishing off the Philippine-occupied Ayngin Shoal.

He also said: “They’re fishing in our territory”.

The ships were flying the Chinese flag, according to the Secretary.

President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III called on China to respect the country’s territorial jurisdiction and warned that they are ready to fight back against any threat,  the Associated Press informed.

He also announced plans of the  Philippines to buy more warships and aircrafts, including submarine attack helicopters.

Naval Today Staff, May 22, 2013

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