Philippines says Chinese navy ship spotted near Pag-asa Island


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SPOTTED. Philippine Coast Guard photos show a PLA Navy vessel, CCG vessel 5201, and 42 suspected maritime Mikita vessels were anchored off the vicinity of Pag-asa Island. The Philippine Coast Guard says 42 vessels believed to be crewed by Chinese maritime militia personnel were seen in the vicinity of the island, while a Chinese navy vessel and coast guard ship were observed 'slowly loitering' in the surrounding waters MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said on Saturday, March 4, it had spotted a Chinese navy ship and dozens of militia vessels around a contested Philippine-occupied island in the South China Sea,...