The vessel can be used for search and rescue operations. Photo: Weibo
The vessel can be used for search and rescue operations. Photo: Weibo

China’s largest, most advanced civilian patrol boat ‘could be used to support South China Sea claims’

  • The newly launched Haixun 09 will be used to protect the country’s maritime claims, according to state broadcaster CCTV
  • But one military observer warns that deploying it to disputed waters risks triggering an international incident with rival claimants

Topic |   South China Sea
The vessel can be used for search and rescue operations. Photo: Weibo
The vessel can be used for search and rescue operations. Photo: Weibo
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