Comprehensive maritime monitoring performed last year

17:02, February 14, 2011      

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In 2010 China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) achieved its marine monitoring mission with a key focus on comprehensive surveillance, which explored the new domain of legal rights and law enforcement to protect nation-state's maritime sovereignty.

In total, SOA has sent the ocean surveillance ship 160 vessel-times, sailing 210,000 nautical miles, and conducted 523 ocean surveillance operation, traveling 540,000 kilometers.

In the South China Sea, a sovereignty monument has been set in Zengmu Reef, announcing it is the territorial waters of People's Republic of China. Marine surveillance of 31 vessel-times was done periodically.

On the East Sea, the three dimensional style is effective in monitoring the ships by 815 vessel-times, and driving off the suspected vessels that cast anchors offshore for 160 vessel-times.

For the North Sea, 445 fishing boats were driven off from the surveillance project of the international optical fibers and 43 maritime scientific research programs involving foreign affairs as well as 60 institutes were investigated.

By Li Yancheng, People's Daily Online


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