Taiwan media said that China ocean surveillance ship once again driving the U.S. research vessel in the South China Sea
data Figure: China ocean surveillance ship
newspaper correspondent Zhang Zhu Li
According to Taiwan’s “China Times” reported on April 14, researchers in the United States and Taiwan on April 11 aboard a United States expedition ship in the South China Sea mapping Pratas when “suddenly the Chinese Navy ships to be expelled on grounds of illegal invasion.” In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry on the same day that the Chinese government in strict accordance with relevant laws and regulations dealing with foreign vessels in China’s exclusive economic zone activities. China Marine Surveillance department pointed out that the relevant fishery boat rather than sets of ships is called ship media.
ocean surveillance ship that was my “tracking and monitoring”
According to “China Times” said the Taiwan-US joint action to the surrounding Taiwan Sea shelf mapping. The afternoon of April 11, “China Marine Surveillance 81,” No. fishery vessels in the waters hit the United States Pratas research vessel. China Sea through the radio warning the U.S. surveillance ship, the expedition vessel has entered the Chinese 200 sea miles economic zone without China’s permission are not allowed near the Pratas doing research, asked the U.S. ships to leave as soon as possible.
Taiwan onboard the researchers said, when the U.S. research vessel where the waters between Taiwan Strait between the south and Pratas, they considered the “Taiwan economic zone” and therefore did not leave immediately. “China Marine Surveillance 81″ was also not to take further action, but has been tracking and monitoring the U.S. research vessel.
researchers in Taiwan and the command center via satellite phone link, request sets, “Coast Guard” faction ship support; also the first time the U.S. research vessel to the U.S. State Department report. But “under restraint in the three respective constraints, neither with each other to take further action.”
although Taiwan did not disclose terms of the U.S. research vessel name, but “Youth Reference” newspaper correspondent had an interview with Columbia University’s Lamont – Doherty Earth Observatory press officer Jinmadinuo ( see the newspaper version March 31, 06) was informed that the stations directly under the “马库斯朗塞特″ was planned ocean survey ships to waters near Taiwan and South China Sea to start investigation. United States, “Bill Gates Foundation,” March 31, a message also confirmed that “马库斯朗塞特″ was the beginning of April to mid, will commence operations in the waters of the East Sand Island, and has not been approved by Chinese government .
expedition ship for outside the U.S. ocean surveillance ship driven by Chinese reports, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu on April 14 to Hong Kong, “Wen Wei Po,” said the Chinese government has always strictly in accordance with relevant international and Chinese laws and regulations to handle activities of foreign vessels in China’s exclusive economic zone issue. Supervision department, said China Sea, the vessel is related to Taiwan media alleged fishery vessels rather than warships.
three joint maritime surveillance patrol
According to China’s fishery and fishing Administration said the country’s largest maritime patrol boat, “Coast Guard 31″ No., April 14 Gaolan Port in Zhuhai sail to move into Coast Guard base in Sanya, South China Sea, the implementation of the joint patrol.
China Maritime Safety Administration under the unified deployment, Guangdong, Shanghai, Joan three maritime sector, will be held in China Maritime Systems in the South China Sea the largest ever joint patrol activities. Guangdong Maritime Safety Administration of the “Coast Guard 31″ was its helicopter, “the sea marked 32″ number and the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration of the “Coast Guard 21″ was, as the three-dimensional air and sea cruise the main force.
It is understood that the joint patrol of the main task is to strengthen the important routes of the South China Sea and offshore facilities and the safety of cruise related operations inspections of aids to navigation, marine safety signs building usage; inspect the marine environment ; South China Sea to understand the hydrology, meteorology, navigation of the environment; master used the South China Sea route, en route to and from ship traffic flow and safety of navigation in the case; test the coverage of radio communications systems, test the Global Maritime Distress and Safety Communications System (GMDSS) and shore-based launch reception; marine pollution from ships to monitor the situation and urge the innocent passage of ships, so as to achieve navigational safety, protection of the marine environment, the purpose of safeguarding national sovereignty. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers on board will carry out professional training and exchanges, training and further training and maritime law enforcement teams, to improve maritime law enforcement capabilities.