[Global Network Military Integration] The US Coast Guard Coast Defense Vessel Basov arrived in Hong Kong on the 15th. It is worth mentioning that on March 24, the Basov crossed the Taiwan Strait with the US Navy missile destroyer Wilbur for so-called free navigation.
According to a report on the 15th Singdao Daily Network, the captain of the Basov said in an interview with Hong Kong media that he was very excited about coming to Hong Kong. The last time he came was 20 years ago, Hong Kong is my favorite Asian seaport city, and there is a special energy here. Reported that this is the first time in nearly 10 years that the U. S. coast defense ship arrived in Hong Kong. According to the official announcement of the US military, Basov arrived at Sashibao Port in Japan in early March. Its mission is to investigate and deal with illegal transshipments in violation of UN Security Council sanctions against DPRK. At the end of March, it sailed through the Taiwan Strait into Jeju Port, South Korea, and launched joint military exercises with the Korean Marine Police. It was also the first time that an American coast guard ship crossed the Taiwan Strait. The captain said that the appearance of the Basov on the Korean Peninsula had a positive impact on the fight against illegal transshipment; in view of three Chinese maritime police vessels escorted when approaching Shanghai, he said that he had previously interacted with maritime police around the world and that the interaction with the Chinese maritime police was safe and professional. He declined to comment on whether the South China Sea would sail into the future. (Zhao Sheng)
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