PCG spots Chinese vessels during patrol in Scarborough

Security & Defense

During the recent 4-day patrol of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Parola-class patrol vessel BRP Malabrigo (MRRV 4402) in Bajo de Masinloc (BDM) also known as Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, 2 Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, 2 militia boats, and one naval ship were spotted by PCG personnel.

via PTV

“Dalawang China Coast Guard, dalawang militia boats at isang naval ship ang namataan ng mga tauhan ng coast guard na umiikot sa gilid ng [Scarborough Shoal],” PTV said in a report posted in it official social networking page.

“Tatlong malalaking bangka ng mga Pilipino ang nakita ng mga tauhan ng PCG na nautuwa naman sa kanilang presensya sa BDM,” it added.

PTV said that aside from regular questioning by CCG to PCG regarding their presence, no untoward incident occurred during the said patrol mission.

“Natuwa naman ang mga fishermen ng makita ang BRP Malabrigo na nagpapatrol na malapit sa shoal,” PTV said.