05 Jul '11, 5am

ChannelNewsAsia: Plane 'buzzes' Philippine boat in South China Sea. MANILA: An unidentified foreign plane harassed a...

MANILA: An unidentified foreign plane harassed a group of Philippine fishermen in the South China Sea last month in the latest incident in the disputed waters, the Philippine navy said Tuesday. The fishermen reported the jet flew low over their boat early last month off the Investigator Northeast Shoal, said navy chief Vice Admiral Alexander Pama. "An unidentified jet buzzed our fishing boat some 20 to 30 feet (6-9 metres) from the top of the mast of the fishing boat," Pama told reporters. "They were unable to identify the jet; they just said it was noisy and it made them nervous," he said, adding: "Definitely it's not ours." Asked about the plane's motive, Pama said it was not usual for an aircraft to fly so low over a boat, "so initially it's some sort of a warning, like, 'What are you doing here?'" The navy said the incident occurred near a shoal claimed by the Philippi...

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