January 6, 2016: The Taiwanese coast guard rammed and fired water cannons at Vietnamese fishing vessels near Sand Cay in the disputed Spratly Islands.
February 5, 2016: The Chinese coast guard and navy harassed a Philippine naval supply ship near Half Moon Shoal.
February 28, 2016: The Chinese coast guard prevented Philippine fishing boats from entering Jackson Atoll.
March 5, 2016: The Chinese coast guard rammed the Philippines' fishing boats in order to deny access to Scarborough Shoal.
March 6, 2016: A Vietnamese fishing boat was boarded by the Chinese coast guard near the disputed Paracel Islands.
March 14, 2016: Filipino fishermen were denied access to Scarborough Shoal by the Chinese coast guard.
March 19, 2016: The Chinese coast guard prevented Indonesia from arresting a Chinese fishing boat operating near the Natuna Islands.
March 20, 2016: Filipino fishermen and the Chinese coast guard had a physical confrontation near Scarborough Shoal.
May 9, 2016: Filipino fishermen operating near Commodore Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands were beaten by Malaysian naval forces, prompting an official apology by the Malaysian government.
May 25, 2016: Chinese fishermen operating near the Philippines’ island province of Camiguin rammed a Philippine coast guard ship in an attempt to avoid arrest.
June 17, 2016: A Chinese coast guard vessel prevented the arrest of a Chinese fishing vessel by an Indonesian naval vessel near the Natuna Islands.
July 8, 2016: A Thai naval vessel fired upon Vietnamese fishing vessels operating in the Gulf of Thailand, prompting a Vietnamese government complaint.
July 9, 2016: Chinese coast guard ships rammed Vietnamese fishing vessels near Discovery Reef in the disputed Paracel Islands, prompting a complaint from the Vietnamese government.