Filipinas removem barreira marítima flutuante da China
September 25, 2023 -
As Filipinas removeram uma barreira flutuante instalada recentemente
por navios da guarda costeira chinesa para impedir o acesso a uma
importante faixa de pesca numa área disputada do mar do Sul da China.
The Philippines has removed a floating barrier installed by the Chinese coast guard to block access to a lagoon within Scarborough Shoal – a prime fishing patch in the contested South China Sea.
In images shared by The Philippines, Chinese craft can be clearly seen installing a 300 metre long floating barrier across the only entrance into the atoll, blocking access to Filipino fishing vessels.
The country’s foreign ministry claims the barriers were a violation of international law and threatened the livelihood of their fishermen.
China claims 90% of the South China Sea, overlapping with the exclusive economic zones of Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines.