Pentagon Warns Vessels to Not Approach US Ships
The US military has issued a general warning to other nations for vessels to stay at least 100 meters away from US warships, lest they be potentially interpreted as posing a danger to the ship.
In a Tuesday notice to mariners, the Pentagon advised “all vessels to maintain a safe distance of at least 100 meters from US naval vessels in international waters/straits.”
“Armed vessels approaching within 100 meters of a US naval vessel may be interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures,” the notice says, according to Reuters.
Reuters noted that an unnamed US official said