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U.S. Cruiser Transits Taiwan Strait Days After Chinese Naval, Air Exercises

(CG-73) conducted a routine transit on May 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG-73) transitioned the Taiwan Strait Tuesday, the Navy announced in a release.

Port Royal, homeported in Hawaii, conducted a routine transit through the Taiwan Strait, according to a 7th Fleet release. The cruiser, one of the Ticonderoga-class slated to exit the fleet in five years, went through a corridor in the strait that is not part of territorial sea of a coastal state, according to the release.

The strait transit was done in accordance with international law.

“Port Royal‘s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates

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