A Chinese ship attempts to block a Philippine civilian vessel in the South China Sea. It was carrying supplies and troops to an outpost. This is the second incident this month in the two countries' territorial dispute, that is in no way new. Men aboard the Chinese ship had signaled for the civilian vessel to turn back. But it didn't. This is the Sierra Madre ship they were trying to reach. A rusty, old, Philippine navy vessel that was acquired from the U.S.