Chinese vessel spotted at Benham Rise – report

According to  Philippine National Front’s Facebook page a Chinese vessel was spotted at Benham Rise.

As of 12pm, July 3, 2014, the Chinese vessel QINFA10 has been sighted at LAT: 15deg 33.738N and LONG: 125deg 28.889E, as it moved slightly eastward, but still within Philippine territory inside Benham Rise area.

Take note: This Chinese vessel was first spotted at around 10pm yesterday, July 2, 2014, yet still this vessel is within the area as of present time.


The said Chinese vessel QINFA10 is a bulk carrier heading to Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia with the speed of 12 to 13 knots. The vessel is expected to reach its destination on July 17.

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