posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 12:18 AM
My Chinese girlfriend just alerted me to something that has happened a few hours ago near the infamous Diaoyu Islands.
Please bear with a 'google translate' of what appeared on a Chinese blog today.
According to the Coast Guard "to grasp the situation, early in the morning around the waters of the Diaoyu Islands 7 storms up to 5 meters in 5:00
in the morning, a fleet of fishing boats to enter the range of 12 nautical miles around the island. 8:00 fishing boats all the way to advance 9.3
knots to 5 knots from the Diaoyu Islands, was the way that Japan ships driven. 12 Coast Guard ships headed "De Starship, and the confrontation with
the Japanese side 23 of the ships of the size of the Coast Guard, to the Japanese propaganda" This is Taiwan waters "," Do not interfere with Taiwan
fishermen, both sides Expand confrontation.
The video of the incident is below.
NEWS REPORT VIDEO
Video description translated:
Phoenix reporter Huang Shunyang live coverage, we are in the Diaoyu Islands 2-3 sea miles southwest location, very close to the Diaoyu Islands,
because I originally pre-plan, originally expected to go to the 12 nautical miles of this HuYu actions, but because of thistime after our sea
condition is very good, so we had to 2,3 nautical miles of the place. But we immediately encountered the interference of the Japan Coast Guard patrol
ships. Closer and closer to the time when our fishing, they immediately repeatedly obstruct us continue to black Ukrainian smoke for interfere with
our direct block in our sailing in front. Even the beginning of our water column of our water directly PHYSICOCHEMICAL our fishing.
I'm unsure what "PHYSICOCHEMICAL our fishing" is referring to. Could be a 'Google Translate' issue.
It looks like the Japanese vessels are firing water cannons for the time being to try an avoid escalating the conflict.
BBC has this to say:
A spokesman from Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration told the BBC 58 fishing vessels arrived in the disputed waters at around 05:00 local time
(21:00 GMT Monday) after setting off from a northern Taiwanese port on Monday afternoon. The fishing boats were accompanied by several Taiwanese coast
guard vessels. Japan's coast guard said warnings were issued to the boats and television footage showed water being sprayed towards the Taiwanese
I'll post more information as it comes to hand.
edit on 25-9-2012 by Noinoi because: Additional Information.
edit on 25-9-2012
by Noinoi because: Video description added.
edit on 25-9-2012 by Noinoi because: Thread title.