The US Navy said the USS Montgomery was conducting a freedom of navigation patrol in the Spratly Islands. Photo: AP

US warship ‘sailed close to’ Chinese-occupied reefs in South China Sea

  • USS Montgomery was 8.5 nautical miles from Fiery Cross Reef, think tank says
  • Activities near Johnson South Reef ‘could possibly be more complicated, and more provocative’
Topic |   South China Sea
The US Navy said the USS Montgomery was conducting a freedom of navigation patrol in the Spratly Islands. Photo: AP
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