New photos show return of China’s ‘most destructive’ boats in South China Sea

Chinese clam harvesting fleets have become more frequent in the South China Sea in the last six months, satellite photos released by a US think tank showed. Since late 2018, satellite imagery has shown these fleets--described by the Center for Strategic and International Studies- Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative as "China's most destructive boats"--operating frequently in Scarborough Shoal and throughout the Paracels, including at Bombay Reef. In Scarborough Shoal, images from December 2018 suggest that a large number of clam boats had returned there. "A comparison of imagery from December and March also reveals new scarring on the reef from recent extraction," AMTI sai...Keep on reading: New photos show return of China’s ‘most destructive’ boats in South China Sea

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