Thomas Shoal

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Dangerous Ground, Spratly Islands, South China Sea
First Thomas Shoal

First Thomas Shoal, also known as Bulig Shoal in the Philippines, Bãi Suối Ngà in Vietnam, and 信义礁 in China, is an uninhabited reef/atoll located 29 nautical miles south of Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea.

Second Thomas Shoal

Second Thomas Shoal is a shoal/atoll in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea, 105 nautical miles west of Palawan, Philippines. Claimed by several nations, the shoal is currently militarily occupied by the Philippines.

Third Thomas Shoal

Third Thomas Shoal, known as Banko Thomas in the Philippines, Bãi Đồng Cam in Vietnam, and 和平暗沙 in China, is a shoal/atoll in the north-west of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. It is located 7.5 nautical miles north of Flat island, and 73 nautical miles north of Mischief Reef.

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