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First Vietnamese to win Exceptional Bravery at Sea award: ‘It is just humanity that motivates us’

Tran Van Khoi is the first Vietnamese citizen to ever receive the Exceptional Bravery at Sea award. 

First awarded: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) gave its 2021 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to Khoi because of his service as a member of Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center No. 2 in central Da Nang City under the Vietnam Maritime Administration, according to VnExpress International.

‘Abhorrent’: Duterte, US, EU condemn Chinese vessel firing water cannon at Philippine boats

Duterte calls Chinese vessel’s firing of water cannon on 2 Philippine boats ‘abhorrent’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte condemned China over the recent maritime incident between a Chinese Coast Guard vessel and two Philippine supply boats at the Ayungin Shoal.

Presidential condemnation: Duterte called the incident “abhorrent” while speaking to Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders during a regional summit hosted by Beijing on Monday, Manila Times reported.