A handout photo showing shows the damaged Philippine fishing vessel after the collision. Photo: EPA

Philippines agrees to joint investigation with China into fishing boat’s sinking

  • Manila has accused a Chinese trawler of abandoning the fishing vessel’s 22 Filipino crew members, who were later rescued by Vietnamese fishermen
  • China states the trawler merely ‘bumped’ the vessel, and tried to rescue the fishermen but was ‘afraid of being besieged by other Filipino fishing boats’
Topic |   South China Sea

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A handout photo showing shows the damaged Philippine fishing vessel after the collision. Photo: EPA
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