Canadian Warship Crosses Taiwan Strait – According to Taiwan’s “Central News Agency” and other Taiwan media reported on October 3, Taiwan’s defense department today (3) evening confirmed that a Canadian frigate from the South China Sea sailed northward through the Taiwan Strait and continued to sail north.
Canadian Warship Crosses Taiwan Strait
militaryezyinfo.com – The Free Times, a pro-green Taiwanese media outlet, said that according to its website, the ship should be the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class cruiser HMCS Winnipeg.
The report said that Taiwan’s defense department issued a press release this evening, saying that a Canadian frigate, after sailing north from the South China Sea through the Taiwan Strait, continued its journey north.
Taiwan’s defense department declared that during the Canadian warship’s voyage north through the Taiwan Strait, “the Taiwan military used joint intelligence surveillance as a whole to grasp the sea and airspace related dynamics around Taiwan, and conditions were normal.”
Taiwan’s pro-green media “Free Times” reported that, although Taiwan’s defense department did not specify the level of the Canadian warship or the name of the ship, according to the voyage website “marinetraffic.com” shows that the Royal Canadian Navy’s Leifax-class cruiser “Winnipeg”. The HMCS Winnipeg passed through the Taiwan Sea from south to north on the evening of February 2 and left the Taiwan Strait around 10:00 this morning to enter the East China Sea.
The report also said that Winnipeg’s official Facebook page also posted a series of photos at noon today, claiming that “nearly two months at sea and a job well done, with more to come as the deployment continues”. Work.” Facebook did not specify where the shooting waters are.
Taiwan’s “Central News Agency,” said, according to Taiwan’s defense department public information, the last time a Canadian warship sailed through the Taiwan Sea, for September 10 last year, the “Ottawa” cruiser (HMCS Ottawa), and June 18 last year. “HMCS Regina.
In addition, the Philippine landing ship BRP Davao del Sur and the French cruiser Vendemiaire also sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Aug. 15 and April 6, respectively. Reportedly, today is the first time this year Taiwan’s defense department announced that warships other than U.S. nationals sailed through the Taiwan Strait.
With regard to the passage of foreign warships through the Taiwan Strait, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular Foreign Ministry press conference last year that China had no doubts about the normal passage of foreign ships through the Taiwan Strait, and that the relevant actions should be in accordance with international law and Chinese laws.