US Coast Guard tracking Russian intelligence ship off Hawaii

US Coast Guard tracking Russian intelligence ship off Hawaii

A ship being tracked off Hawaii’s coast is believed to be a Russian intelligence vessel, the US Coast Guard stated on Wednesday.

“In latest weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard has continued to observe a Russian vessel, believed to be an intelligence gathering ship, off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands,” the Coast Guard stated in a press launch.

Whereas the world off the coast of Hawaii, referred to as the US financial unique zone (EEZ), is open for worldwide ships to go by way of, some overseas army ships have been identified to linger off the coast.

“International-flagged army vessels have usually been noticed working and loitering inside Coast Guard District Fourteen’s space of response.”

District Fourteen patrols the Coast Guard’s largest space of accountability, taking over 14 million sq. miles of land and sea, with a number of models stationed in Hawaii and in American Samoa, Saipan, Guam, Singapore and Japan.

The ship was seen within the US financial unique zone (EEZ). US Coast Guard

A Coast Guard official stated the Russian ship is being monitored and a number of businesses are discussing methods to maintain maritime peace.

“The U.S. Coast Guard is presently monitoring the Russian vessel working within the neighborhood of Hawaii,” stated Commander Dave Milne, chief of Exterior Affairs. “As a part of our day by day operations, we monitor all vessels within the Pacific space by way of floor and air belongings and joint company capabilities.”

“The Coast Guard operates in accordance with worldwide legal guidelines of the ocean to make sure all nations can do the identical with out worry or contest. That is particularly essential to safe freedom of motion and navigation all through the Blue Pacific,” Milne added.

The Coast Guard is discussing methods to maintain maritime peace.
US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is discussing methods to maintain maritime peace.
US Coast Guard

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Russian presence off the coast of North America will not be uncommon as a number of ships have been noticed over the previous few years together with a Russian naval vessel close to Alaska final September. A month earlier, NORAD detected Russian surveillance planes flying in Alaska’s protection zone.

Final March, President Biden banned Russian-flagged ships from getting into any American port after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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