Two US vessels sail through Taiwan Strait

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 25 March, 2019
By: Natalie Tso

The USS Curtis Wilbur (top) and USCG Bertholf passed through the Taiwan Strait Sunday. (CNA photos from US Navy website)

A United States navy vessel and a coast guard ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday. The boats were a guided missile destroyer, the USS Curtis Wilbur, and the Coast Guard cutter Bertholf. It was the third time this year that US vessels have passed through the area.

A US military statement said the ships transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrated the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Despite objections from China, the US military has continued to increase its presence in this strategic channel.

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