March 21, 2023

China attacked philippine coast guard with laser weapon in south china sea blind the crew members

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Philippine Coast Guard accuses Chinese military of laser attack
The incident reportedly took place on February 6 near Ayyangin Shoal
China said that the Philippine vessel entered the waters of Renai Reef without the permission of the Chinese side

manila, Amid growing controversy in the South China Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard has made a serious allegation of laser attack by China on the Chinese Army for temporarily blinding the crew members. According to a CNN report, the Philippine Coast Guard has accused China of temporarily blinding its crew-members using ‘military grade’ lasers in the disputed area of ​​the South China Sea last week.

The Philippine Coast Guard said in a statement posted on its official Facebook page that the Chinese ship conducted a war exercise when it came within 150 yards of the Philippine vessel, in which a photo also showed green laser beams.

The incident reportedly took place on February 6 near Ayungin Shoal, also known as the second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands chain known as the Nansha Islands in China. Shoal is called China Renai Reef. At the same time, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the Philippine vessel had entered the waters of Renai Reef without the permission of the Chinese side. The Philippines calls this area the West Philippine Sea, and in 1999 intentionally grounded a naval transport ship, the BRP Sierra Madre, on the Second Thomas Shoal, which is still used by Filipino marines to enforce Manila’s claim to the area. is done.

The Philippines alleged that in the February 6 incident, the Philippine vessel BRP Malapascua was on a re-supply mission to the Sierra Madre when it was challenged by a Chinese vessel. The Philippine also said that the Chinese ship fired a green laser light twice towards the BRP Malapascua, causing temporary blindness for its crew on the bridge. The Chinese vessel also made dangerous maneuvers by reaching a distance of about 150 yards from the starboard quarter of the ship.

Tags: Blind, China, south china sea

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