A crew member of the US Coast Guard cutter Kimball observes a vessel in the Bering Sea on September 19. Photo: US Coast Guard District 17
A crew member of the US Coast Guard cutter Kimball observes a vessel in the Bering Sea on September 19. Photo: US Coast Guard District 17

Chinese, Russian warships in ‘show of solidarity’ near Alaska

  • Vessels were discovered by a US Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea last week
  • Analysts say they were asserting freedom of navigation and it was also aimed at showing ‘strategic convergence’

A crew member of the US Coast Guard cutter Kimball observes a vessel in the Bering Sea on September 19. Photo: US Coast Guard District 17
A crew member of the US Coast Guard cutter Kimball observes a vessel in the Bering Sea on September 19. Photo: US Coast Guard District 17
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