US warship passes through Taiwan Strait

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 19 August, 2020
By: Natalie Tso

The photo of the USS Mustin (DDG 89) featured in a post on the US 7th Fleet’s Facebook page about the transit. (Photo Courtesy: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cody Beam)

The defense ministry says that a US warship passed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday.

In a rare move, the US Pacific Fleet published pictures of the transit on its Facebook page.

The US Pacific Fleet wrote,  “Sailors stand watch aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) as the forward-deployed U.S. 7th Fleet guided-missile destroyer transits the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday.” It also wrote, “The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) conducts routine operations. Mustin is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.”     [FULL  STORY]

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