The Philippine Coast Guard has accused patrol vessels of being approached by a China Coast Guard vessel in the waters surrounding the Skaborough Reef in the South China Sea, which is effectively controlled by China.

The Philippine Coast Guard issued a statement on the 27th, and on the 2nd of this month, one patrol boat on patrol was one of the China Coast Guard's boats in the waters around the Scarborough Reef in the South China Sea, about 200 kilometers west of Luzon. Revealed that it was approached by.

The video, which is said to have been taken at the time when it was released at the same time, shows a ship of the China Coast Guard running side by side with a patrol boat in the Philippines and then speeding up to overtake.

According to the statement, the commander of the Coast Guard accused the commander of the Coast Guard of "increasing the risk of collision", saying that the Chinese ship was approaching a distance of about 19 meters when it was closest. Did.

The Scarborough Reef continues to be effectively controlled by China, and the Philippines has claimed sovereignty, but the statement states that this is the fourth such approach in the surrounding waters since May last year.

As China strengthens its marine expansion in the South China Sea, Japan has been providing patrol vessels one after another since 2016 for the purpose of improving the maritime security capability of the Philippines, and this time Japan was approached. It was a donated ship.