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China's Giant New Coast Guard Ship to Carry Machine Guns, Shells

  • `The Beast' will have helicopter platform, says Global Times
  • Boat is second of largest mega-cutters in world, says paper
China Coast Guard vessel No. 31239.

China Coast Guard vessel No. 31239.

Source: 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters-Japan Coast Guard

China has nearly finished a giant coast guard ship and will probably deploy it armed with machine guns and shells in the disputed South China Sea, the Global Times reported, dubbing the vessel “The Beast.”

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