Chinese Navy ships were spotted entering US waters off the Alaskan Coast, coming within 12 miles of the Coastline, according to CNN.
US officials reported that the Navy ships were doing operations consistent with international law. The maritime rule terms it as “innocent passage,” where ships are allowed to move directly and expeditiously without being challenged.
This is the first time the Chinese ships are entering Alaska territory but Russian Navy Ships always pass thought the territory under the “Innocent Passage” rule.
Alaska is a US territory and any country whose navy ships transit through the area must exercise the maritime rule of “Innocent Passage”, otherwise tension might build and degenerate into something else.