The USS Curtis Wilbur had conducted freedom of navigation operations, the US Navy said. Photo: Reuters
The USS Curtis Wilbur had conducted freedom of navigation operations, the US Navy said. Photo: Reuters

US warship transits South China Sea to challenge ‘unlawful maritime claims’

  • USS Curtis Wilbur conducts freedom of navigation operations near the contested Paracel Islands
  • US Navy says the operation ‘demonstrated that these waters are beyond what China can lawfully claim as its territorial sea’

The USS Curtis Wilbur had conducted freedom of navigation operations, the US Navy said. Photo: Reuters
The USS Curtis Wilbur had conducted freedom of navigation operations, the US Navy said. Photo: Reuters
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