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South China Sea Today: Chinese Military Ships Breaching Maritime Norms

July 29, 2019



Chinese military ships in South China Sea breaching maritime norms the activities of behavior of Chinese military and paramilitary ships in the South China Sea have not been transparent and are not consistent with maritime norms the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard has admitted as he encouraged Coast Guard of the region to unite and make a push back against Asians inappropriate demeanor the US Coast Guard commandant like other officials in the indo-pacific noted the bloated presence of Chinese ships in the South China Sea including from Beijing's maritime military but whose activities have not been consistent with or do not observe proper maritime decorum on the 9th of June a ship from Chinese maritime militia said to be masquerading as a fishing vessel struck a Filipino fishing vessel while it was anchored in the recto Bank and the Philippines is exclusive economic zone the Chinese ship left the Filipino crewmen to the mercy of the sea before they were rescued by a Vietnamese fishing boat US Coast Guard will be more active in the region's waters in support of the activities of the US military's Indo Pacific commander while showcasing good behavior and maritime government's that supports a rules-based order and free and open access to the sea lines of communication with Rama Hitchcock and Carrier Strike Group three during their deployment to the indo-asia-pacific regions have been a great opportunity for us to train on how we would operate multiple carriers it will also support partner countries in upholding and asserting their sovereignty while protecting US interests the US Coast Guard commander noted that many countries in the asia-pacific do not have the full capacity and capability to guard air sovereign waters making them vulnerable to narcotics trafficking human smuggling illegal unregulated and unreported fishing piracy and terrorist activities Schulz emphasized their aim was to become a model for maritime governance no other Navy can concentrate this much combat power on 1c and synchronize the activities of over 12 thousand sailors 140 aircraft six combatants and two carriers it was a truly impressive sight and it's important operational capability air defense drills surveillance air combat training and long-range strikes we're a handful of the combined exercise US Navy aircraft carriers have conducted dual carrier operations in the western Pacific including the South China Sea East China Sea and Philippine Sea for several years and Task Force commanders expect to continue these evolutions supporting security and stability in the indo-asia-pacific for years to come petty officer alleged Lennar aboard USS Ronald Reagan at sea [Applause] if we can get in front of both carriers [Applause] [Applause]

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