US coastguard ship Bertholf during a joint exercise with the Philippines near Scarborough shoal in the South China Sea in May. Photo: AFP

Coastguard here to help, US says to South China Sea nations

  • Presence will help enforce sovereignty of partner countries in disputed waters, according to vice-admiral
  • Vessels a response to China’s territorial claims in the region
Topic |   South China Sea

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US coastguard ship Bertholf during a joint exercise with the Philippines near Scarborough shoal in the South China Sea in May. Photo: AFP
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