Mariveles Reef

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Mariveles Reef
Disputed island
Other names: Nanhai Jiao 南海礁;
Terumbu Mantanani;
Mariveles;
Đá Kỳ Vân
Mariveles Reef, Spratly Islands.png
Satellite image of Mariveles Reef by NASA.
Geography
Mariveles Reef is located in South China Sea
Mariveles Reef
Mariveles Reef (South China Sea)
Location South China Sea
Coordinates 7°59′38″N 113°53′42″E / 7.99389°N 113.89500°E / 7.99389; 113.89500Coordinates: 7°59′38″N 113°53′42″E / 7.99389°N 113.89500°E / 7.99389; 113.89500
Archipelago Spratly Islands
Administered by
 Malaysia
Claimed by
 People's Republic of China
City Sansha, Hainan
 Philippines
Municipality Kalayaan, Palawan
 Republic of China (Taiwan)
Municipality Cijin, Kaohsiung
 Vietnam
District Truong Sa, Khanh Hoa

Mariveles Reef, known as Nanhai Jiao (Chinese: 南海礁) in China, Terumbu Mantanani in Malaysia, đá Kỳ Vân in the Vietnamese and Mariveles in the Philippines, is 59 km slightly east of north from Swallow Reef, dries at high tide enclosing two large lagoons in a figure of eight formation with a sand cay between them. This small cay, 1.5–2 m high, and some isolated rocks are just visible at high water.[citation needed]

The Royal Malaysian Navy has maintained a naval station called "Mike Station" since 1986.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joshua Ho; Sam Bateman (15 February 2013). Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia: Implications for Regional Security. Routledge. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-1-136-29820-2.