China Seas, Armed Conflict / War, Level 3: Philippine ship rammed near the Second Thomas Shoal – China Seas

2024-06-18: According to reports on Tuesday (18 June), the Philippines said that at least one of its navy personnel was seriously injured after the Chinese coast guard rammed a Philippine ship near the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea on Monday (17 June).
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