Statement of Chinese Embassy Spokesperson on the so-called "Chinese dredging ship"
2021/02/03
We have noticed some media speculation and reports on a so-called "Chinese dredging ship MV Zhonhai 68".
 
Initial investigation on the identity of MV Zhonhai 68 by relevant Chinese authorities has shown that the ship is NOT registered in China and NOT a Chinese ship. It is also noted that there was NO Chinese national on the dredging ship when it was found. Information from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) shows the ship with an IMO number of 8692665, is under the flag of Sierra Leone.
 
The Embassy hopes that any responsible remarks and reports should be based on facts, rather than speculation and misinformation. China is ready to render further assistance to the Philippine authorities concerned in its investigation, should there is such a need.
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