Watch: Moment Chinese coast guard crashes with Philippines boat as tensions rise

Watch the moment a Philippines boat collided with the Chinesecoast guard Sunday off a disputed shoal.

The video, shared by The Armed Forces of the Philippines on social media, shows a military-run supply boat bumping into the side of a bigger Chinese boat, reportedly manoeuvred by the Chinese coast guard.

No injuries or fatalities were reported, but near-collisions have become more frequent as Philippine vessels regularly deliver supplies to Filipino marines and sailors stationed on the disputed shoal.

The Philippine government condemned the incident to “the strongest degree” and called it a violation of Manila’s sovereignty.