Monday, June 17, 2013

3 Chinese vessels enter Japanese waters around Senkakus | Kyodo News

Three Chinese maritime surveillance vessels entered Japanese territorial waters on Friday near the Senkaku Islands, a Japanese-controlled islet group claimed by China, the Japan Coast Guard said.

The three vessels -- the Haijian 23, 49 and 51 -- entered Japanese waters in the East China Sea at around 9:25 a.m. from north-northwest of Kuba Island in the Senkaku group, according to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.

The coast guard said it was warning the ships to leave the area.

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