The relaunch of the Arlehi Burke-class ship was unveiled on the official website of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on Saturday. According to the statement, USS Barry will help promote “peace and stability” in the region.
Barry’s Commanding Officer CMDR Chris Gahl said: “An uninterrupted presence in the South China Sea is essential for maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific.
“The independence of all nations is critical to navigating international waters.
“Yesterday, Taiwan confirmed Barry’s transit in the waters properly and raised the confidence of all countries for trade and communication in the South China Sea.”
Speaking about the ship, Lt. J. Jordan Brooks, one of the deck barrier officers, said: “The number of fishing boats and their businesses that operate and operate in these waters every day is incredible.
“To carry out our mission safely, effectively and professionally, Barry continues to work as a team and is always aware and communicative.”
U.S. Navy guided-missile missile destroyers, the largest U.S. destroyer of its kind, are regularly stationed in the region in Squadron 15.
This month marks the fifth time in 2020 that Barry has conducted routine missions in the region.
Barry’s planning and strategy officer, Lt. CMDR Timothy Baker, said: “Last April, Barry conducted a Freedom of Navigation (FON) in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands and then presented with the USS America expedition strike group for an operation in the South China Sea.
“In addition, China’s naval militia – comprising more than 3,000 ships – actively acts aggressively in the high seas and other countries’ sovereign waters to coerce and intimidate legitimate fishermen in support of the Chinese Communist Party’s long-term maritime strategy. The goal. ”
Under the Shipyder Agreement, the authorities of one country are allowed to board law enforcement vessels or aircraft of another country while on patrol.
The move by the police to create illegal phishing has raised concerns among various allies of the United States, including members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Geelong Kembara, a researcher at Indonesia’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Jakarta would not approve of US military action.