Tsina nagtayo ng rescue, maritime office sa Spratlys

Tsina nagtayo ng rescue, maritime office sa Spratlys

July 25, 2022 @ 7:27 AM 4 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – Nagtatag ang Beijing ng permanentemng rescue forces at maritime administrations office sa ginawang artificial islands nito sa pinagtatalunang South China Sea.

Isang bagong flying squadron at maritime rescue at administration staff ang naka- stationed sa Fiery Cross, Subi at Mischief reefs, tatlong malaking man-made islands ng China sa Spratlys.

“This boosts a regular on-call rescue ship deployment into a permanent institutional presence that could greatly improve the coverage of the southern area of the South China Sea,” ayon sa state broadcaster China Central Television.

“The forward-stationed Chinese departments will “undertake maritime emergency rescue tasks, perform maritime traffic safety supervision and prevention of ship pollution and other duties in the Nansha (Spratly) waters, provide strong protection for the safety of ship navigation and daily production activities at sea for the people of coastal countries”, ayon sa ulat ng state news agency Xinhua, gamit ang Chinese name para sa archipelago.

“This is a concrete step for China to better provide public goods to the international community and actively fulfil its international responsibilities and obligations,” dagdag na pahayag nito

Sa ulat, matagal nang may panawagan na i- upgrade ang search and rescue capabilities ng China sa South China Sea, kabilang na ang 2018 article ng Shi Chunlin, isang propesor sa Dalian Maritime University, nagpahayag na makapagpapalakas ito sa kanilang “substantial presence in the disputed waters and enhance China’s dominance over South China Sea affairs”. Kris Jose