Taiwan Coast Guard Administration said it was closely monitoring the Vietnamese armed ship watching for Pacific Island
The Chinese control of the maximum of the Nansha island – Taiping Island.
HONG KONG, April 20, 2009 TAIPEI: For the Vietnamese armed boats near Itu Aba Island, Taiwan’s “Coast Guard” on the 20th, armed patrol boat in Vietnam in March move really abnormal, has instructed the Nansha headquarters to closely monitor foreign vessels entering restricted waters.
Central News Agency reported that a “Times Weekly” reported that “the Vietnamese armed boats month of twice near Taiping Island in Nansha, and was shot and provocative.” In this regard, the “Coast Guard” low-key, said on the 20th will monitor foreign vessels to enter the restricted waters.
Taiping Island from the island of Taiwan is about 1600 kilometers, the island is shaped long and narrow area of ??about 0.4896 square kilometers, is not only the largest island in the Spratly Islands in, it is the sole owner of the fresh water, would not need the artificial supply of typical tropical coral reef island.
Taiping Island by the Taiwan authorities have actual control of its islands in the Spratly Islands in the only garrison, with a number of modern construction, such as satellite telecommunications, radar monitoring equipment and meteorological observatory, etc.; since the Second World After the war ended, the Navy stationed for over 50 years, and then changed by the Coast Guard took over the garrison.
reported that the island usually can be used as a fishing base, vessels of various services; wartime may act as a base and relay stations of the planes and ships, a very important strategic value.
The Taiping Island of the patrol force, in view of the lack of the M8 boats patrol capacity, so next to the rebuilding of the damaged piers at the end of 2006 to complete the simple L-shaped mooring rely on the platform (an area of ??30 meters multiplied by 15 meters) to improve the transportation and supply of energy and job security, and can be long-term presence of four 20-ton coastal patrol boats or boat transportation and supply. (End)
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