The crew of one of the fishing boats whi

The crew of one of the fishing boats which Nicanor Faeldon, (not pictured) a former Philippine Marine officer, and other protesters was set to sail for the disputed shoal, fixes lightings of their boat at a pier in Masinloc town, Zambales province, 230 kilometres (140 miles) from Scarborough Shoal on May 18, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino told protesters to abort plans to sail May 18, to a disputed South China Sea shoal also claimed by China, the leader of the group said. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/GettyImages)