Philippines: Filipino Fishermen Pull In Chinese Sea Buoys

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CHINESE-MARKED BUOYS. Fishermen in Zambales remove these markers seen to assert China’s claim over the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Zambales fishermen find these buoys as China asserts de facto control over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) through island-building

Randy V. Datu

ZAMBALES, Philippines – Fishermen here discovered 3 lengthy floating containment booms, or buoys, located in 3 different barangays about 6 miles from the disputed Bajo de Masinloc (Scrarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Nine fishermen found the orange-colored floating booms in the sea off Zambales.

They towed the booms toward the shore and brought them to 3 barangays – Sitio Lanao, San Agustin, and Sto Rosario.

The fishermen said the booms’ markings appear to indicate ownership by China.

They seem to have been placed there to set the boundary for fishermen in Zambales. These will eventually limit the…

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