Philippine Supply Boat ‘Rammed’ by China Coast Guard Vessel

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A Philippine boat was “rammed” by a Chinese coast guard ship during a resupply mission on Sunday, the Philippine coast guard said, in the latest such confrontation in the disputed South China Sea.

Jay Tarriela, the coast guard spokesman for the West Philippine Sea, said on social media platform X that a Chinese ship also “water cannoned” three Philippine vessels involved in the resupply mission, causing “serious engine damage” to one of the boats.