Chinese maritime surveillance fleet recently cruising the South China Sea had arrived at the James Shoal (Figure)
the information Figure: Chinese maritime surveillance 75 boat
March 5 days to 20, Ben Wang reporter with the Chinese maritime surveillance 83 ships and 75 ship, the South China Sea on a regular basis activist cruise law enforcement and maritime fleet from Guangzhou to enter the South China Sea, blue territory of two million square kilometers of the motherland, and the crew of the Chinese maritime surveillance and law enforcement team spent 16 days and nights, the trip of over 3300 sea miles, the southernmost reach James Shoal south of Kau line. Chinese maritime surveillance of the South China Sea Corps comrades overcome difficulties, smoothly and successfully completed all the tasks of this cruise.
arrived in the James Shoal
Chinese maritime surveillance fleet to leave Guangzhou, via Hainan Island, the Paracel Islands waters. On the afternoon of March 7, monitoring the South China Sea, China Sea corps is responsible for coordinating reporters action notice onboard media reporter to the restaurant collection, accept to abandon ship training. Reporters where the 83-boat captain Yun personally taught everyone to abandon ship knowledge, and teach you how to wear a life jacket. Half an hour later, the ship sounded the abandon ship alarm. Through broadcast notice that, in addition to the duty officer, other officers immediately behind the cab deck to abandon ship drills. Come up with their own life jackets to wear while walking, and soon set is completed. Yun made a short speech to everyone, and has thus concluded the exercises. We later learned that such a routine exercise to be held after the formation of each sea.
March 9, the fleet arrived in the southwest of Nansha Islands, the Wanan Beach western waters. Rarely seen since the beginning of the Paracel Islands waters sea vessels dealings, but was able to see more boats different routes on the road, including a container ship over 300 meters long.
In this area, in “Kudan line” within, the reporter saw many Vietnamese oil and gas platforms built. Some platform for ongoing drilling operations, while others are carrying out oil and gas production platform on the torch of the superior gluteal braved the flames. Formation approaching the observation, Vietnam will sometimes start the platform guardian ship approaching fleet, to prevent the formation continue to close the platform. At this time, onboard the law enforcement team is the busiest time. Them not only to record the location and condition of the outside to build oil and gas platforms, but also left with the camera and camera image data of the violations of his country’s maritime rights and interests. March 11 at noon
formation after six days of sailing, arrived in the south of the southernmost tip of the James Shoal “Kudan line” nearby waters. The reporter saw from the cab of the radar, then the location of the formation of longitude 112 degrees 14 minutes north latitude and 3 degrees 37 minutes, about 30 nautical miles south of the James Shoal, about 36 nautical miles north of Malaysia, the land nearest point. Here, the room TV can not receive any program, even if those TV channels have no signal.
James Shoal near the waters rich in oil and gas resources, and shallow water from Malaysia. Here you can see a lot of Malaysia to build oil and gas platforms. According to the law enforcement team members say they found some of Malaysia’s new oil and gas platforms in the waters near the James Shoal. Generally speaking, the Malaysian side increased significantly over last year in the number of the Kudan line construction within the oil and gas platforms.
drift Air Reef
formation to leave the James Shoal after a U-turn north in the night of March 11, more than 30 sea miles north of the James Shoal place drift Air. Reporters learned that the sea has been on board more than a dozen people have a cold, Captain Wang Yun several days has been a fever. In order to prevent more people cold, the ship’s surgeon from Shun Yang deliberately canteen porridge cauldron to boil medicine to drink. Formation to continue sailing with the North, the Nansha Islands Central waters. Deep sea, has been to see the shadow of less than oil and gas platforms.
on the morning of March 14, the fleet arrived at the Reef of the Nansha Islands in central and north-east of the Reef anchor. Reef is the Chinese control of eight islands and reefs in the Spratly Islands (including the control of Taiwan Pacific Islands), one of the top Chinese army stationed perennial.
Reef is located was on the southwest corner of the IX reefs northeast southwest direction, north to south and more than four nautical miles from east to west at its widest point more than 1 nautical mile. On the east side of the reef plate, a white, tall houses, far from looking like a ship. Bright side of the national flag fluttering on the roof of the flagpole.
across the Reef afar, you can faintly see the tall houses on the northwest by other countries to seize the ghost shouted reef, the help of instruments for observation, and found that the island also has wind power generation facilities.
March 15 at 6:00 in the morning, the fleet set sail to move forward and through the east longitude 114 degrees 54 minutes north latitude 10 degrees 53 minutes fire Ai reef, went straight to the Philippines occupation west on the island. After more than seven hours of sailing, the formation at noon on the 15th to the near Darcy month island. West on the island is the island to see a real sense in the fleet into the South China Sea. It is about 1.6 nautical miles from north to south, west width of over one sea miles. The island of lush, lush vegetation. After a photo to enlarge 300 mm lens, you can see there is a house nestled in the tall coconut trees intermediate.around
, Huangyan Island sailing
after West Tsukishima, the formation of straight road to the northeast. March 16 10 am, the fleet arrived at the southwestern tip of the Huangyan Island, the only island in the Islands and Saudi Arabia, then sailing along the island south side of the counter-clockwise around the island, to show the existence of the declaration of sovereignty.
Huangyan Island is the last goal in the formation of this cruise observed. In fact, the Huangyan Island, strictly speaking, not the island, it is composed of coral reefs of the The entire island is basically under water, and occasionally a few large rocks out of the water. From the chart point of view, the Huangyan Island was the right triangle. It is about 7 nautical miles from north to south, nearly 8 miles long from east to west.of
lagoon reefs, there are 78 large fishing boats, there are some small fishing boats. According to the law enforcement team, who ship in China, Vietnam, and those boats are basically the Philippines. A few years ago the Philippines to enact laws to claim sovereignty over the Huangyan Island and its adjacent waters, but under pressure from all sides is not the construction of large facilities on the reefs.
formations around the island sailing a week after 83 and 75 two boats floating near the Huangyan Island Air China one day. It is also fleet in the cruise during the last drift aircraft. Under normal circumstances, the drift Air crew will also relax the night lights of the boat on both sides of open exposure to the sea, taking advantage of the lighting in the after-deck fishing. It is said that fish like the light, to see the light will travel over.
in the morning of the 16th, when watching TV, the reporter noted that CCTV, citing China’s maritime surveillance news that the Chinese maritime surveillance regularly rights to cruise the law enforcement formations reach five o’clock on the morning of the Diaoyu Islands waters near the cruise. Can also be seen from the recent news reports, Chinese maritime surveillance regularly uninterrupted rights cruising enforcement action, a reflection of the determination of the China resolutely safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity. Reporter Rong Shoujun
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