Pentagon Warns Vessels to Not Approach US Ships

Posted on May 19, 2020 2:12 pm
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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