Satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2021,  by  Maxar Technologies shows Chinese vessels anchored at the Whitsun Reef, around 320km (175 nautical miles) west of Bataraza in Palawan in the South China Sea.Photo: 2021 Maxar Technologies/AFP
Satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2021, by Maxar Technologies shows Chinese vessels anchored at the Whitsun Reef, around 320km (175 nautical miles) west of Bataraza in Palawan in the South China Sea.Photo: 2021 Maxar Technologies/AFP

South China Sea: Chinese boats keep up steady presence at disputed Whitsun Reef, says US ship tracker

  • Activity of fleet over the last two years defies commercial explanation, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says
  • Blue skies in the area undermine China’s claims that vessels were riding out bad weather, report says

Satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2021,  by  Maxar Technologies shows Chinese vessels anchored at the Whitsun Reef, around 320km (175 nautical miles) west of Bataraza in Palawan in the South China Sea.Photo: 2021 Maxar Technologies/AFP
Satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2021, by Maxar Technologies shows Chinese vessels anchored at the Whitsun Reef, around 320km (175 nautical miles) west of Bataraza in Palawan in the South China Sea.Photo: 2021 Maxar Technologies/AFP
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