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The Philippines' BRP Sierra Madre, in a photo released by the Philippine government on May 23, 2013

A photo released by the Philippine government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, an amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. Taiwan on Saturday protested to the Philippines for sending naval ships to disputed South China Sea islands, in the latest diplomatic spat

Spratly dispute

28 May 2013