Philippine Navy ship BRP Gregorio del Pilar after it ran aground during a routine patrol Wednesday near Half Moon Shoal. Photo: AP

Philippines extricates warship from Half Moon Shoal in South China Sea

The shoal is on the eastern edge of the disputed Spratly archipelago, where tensions have run high in recent years after China transformed seven disputed reefs into islands and reportedly installed missile defence systems

Topic |   South China Sea

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Philippine Navy ship BRP Gregorio del Pilar after it ran aground during a routine patrol Wednesday near Half Moon Shoal. Photo: AP
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