1/25/2013 How Far will the Dragon Swim-Chinese Patrol Craft Construction
1/5/2014 Editor's note: Since Publication nearly a year ago some of these ships have been completed and already operated in the EEZ of the Philippines. The Chinese drive to build the world's first aggressive Coast Guard continues unabated at this writing.
CHINA IS BUILDING MORE MARINE LAW ENFORCEMENT SHIPS AS IT MOVES TOWARDS A MASSIVE COAST GUARD SYSTEM FOR THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE IT IS CARVING OUT OF ITS NEIGHBORS TURF.
Here is a lead in and link to a recent on line article from China in English with photos concerning the construction of another 35 marine law enforcement vessels over the next five years
|The Diautu / Senkaku Islands, the northern most disputed area aggressively claimed by the notorious swimming dragon|
|One of the larger Spratly Islands occupied by the armed forces of Vietnam the Spratlys form the Southern end of the disputed island chains|
China to build 30 marine law enforcement vessels over 5 years
14:50, October 12, 2010
In order to improve the capacity of marine law enforcement and safeguard marine rights, China plans to build 30 vessels for marine law enforcement in the next five years.
China has a vast area of seas, but the number and the tonnage of vessels for marine law enforcement are both small. China's fleet does not meet the standard of one vessel per 1,000 square kilometers and there is a huge gap compared to other developed countries, said Li Lixin, director of South China Sea Branch of State Oceanic Administration of China, on Monday.
For example, he said, Japan has more than 100 vessels for marine law enforcement with tonnage over 3,000 tons, but the number of China's boats has not yet reached half that of the Japan's.
By the end of this year to early next year, six vessels will be added to the China Marine Surveillance and the patrol boat China Marine Surveillance 75, which was launched at the end of this July, will join the South China Sea Branch at the end of October.
It is understood that the patrol boat China Marine Surveillance 83, called the flagship of China's marine surveillance, is the most advanced in China.
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