The United States Coast Guard says a routine patrol in the Bering Sea off Alaska has sighted a guided missile cruiser from China and Russian naval ships.
Patrol spies Chinese navy ships off Alaska
A guided missile cruiser from China has been spotted by a United States Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea, off Alaska.
It turned out the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 138 kilometres north of Alaska’s Kiska Island, on September 19.
The patrol boat, known as a cutter called Kimball, later discovered there were two other Chinese naval ships and four Russian naval vessels, including a destroyer, all in single formation.
The Honolulu-based Kimball, a 127-metre vessel, observed as the ships broke formation and dispersed.