Vietnam vs. China
Looks like relations between China and Vietnam are becoming more testy.
The ships of Vietnam’s law enforcement force on Wednesday approached Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig at its new location in the East Vietnam Sea. According to observations of Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG), after being moved 23 nautical miles east on Tuesday to a new location, the Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig was still located there, and there was no signs of the next move.It seems China and Vietnam are on the path to full-blown war with China being the aggressor.
The new location of the rig is at 15°33’38’’ North latitude and 111°34’62’’ East longitude, about 25 nautical miles east-southeast of Tri Ton Island, part of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea.
According to a quick report of the Bureau of Fisheries Inspection under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ( MARD) on late Wednesday afternoon, China still maintained around 120 vessels of all kinds, including 36 of the Chinese marine police, 14 freighters and 17 warships, and four fighter jets in the area.
They were assigned to prevent, circle and intentionally collide with Vietnamese law enforcement and fishing vessels.