U.S. warship sails near man-made South China Sea islet, flouting new Chinese lawThe U.S. Navy vessel passed near a Chinese-held island for the first time since Beijing began implementing a law requiring foreign vessels to give notice before entering waters it claims.
US sails ship through South China Sea days after China institutes new maritime ID rules
A US destroyer sailed near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the US Navy's 7th Fleet announced, days after China imposed new maritime identification rules that include the disputed body of water.
China lashes out after US warship sails past Mischief Reef in South China Sea
China claims nearly the entire South China Sea including the Spratly Islands but several of its neighbours including The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei have competing claims over the islands and reefs.
South China Sea: PLA protests as US warship sails near Mischief Reef
Military ‘organised air and naval forces’ near Chinese-occupied reef, days after Beijing demanded notification from foreign vessels entering its claimed waters.
China lashes out, deploys fighter jets after US warship sails past Mischief Reef in South China Sea
Lashing out at the US, China deployed fighter jets on Wednesday after a frontline American warship sailed past a reef close to the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea (SCS). China called the incident the “biggest destroyer of peace”. The SCS is one of the world’s busiest maritime trade lanes. Calling it a part of Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP), the US navy’s destroyer USS Benfold sailed past the Mischief Reef, located …
U.S. warship sails near man-made South China Sea islet, flouting new Chinese law
The U.S. Navy vessel passed near a Chinese-held island for the first time since Beijing began implementing a law requiring foreign vessels to give notice before entering waters it claims.
U.S. warship challenges China claims over fortified South China Sea reef
USS Benfold conducted the U.S. Navy's first freedom of navigation operation since China introduced a new reporting law for foreign vessels.
US aircraft carrier, destroyer busy in South China Sea despite Beijing’s new notification law
The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold “asserted navigation rights and freedoms” within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, according to the 7th Fleet.
US Navy blasts China over 'false' claim about destroyer in South China Sea
The US Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement Wednesday that the destroyer USS Benfold asserted its navigational rights in the South China Sea and called China’s earlier claim about the voyage “false.”