The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit May 10 (local time) through international waters in accordance with international law.
The ship transited through a corridor in the Strait that is beyond the territorial sea of any coastal State. Port Royal’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the United States’ commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.
Photo credit: U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs. TAIWAN STRAIT – Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) conducts a routine Taiwan Strait transit May 10. Port Royal is forwarded-deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.