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updated Thu. November 2, 2023

The vessels appear striking similar to U.S. long-range submarine tracking ships like the USNS Impeccable, which was famously harassed by a combination of Chinese military, law enforcement, and paramilitary units while operating in the South China Sea in 2009. The United States has operated its fleet of ...

The Australian Defense Department confirmed that last week a Chinese Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI) vessel monitored the U.S.-Australia Talisman Sabre joint military exercises from within Australia's 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This “first-ever” Chinese incursion of its type in ...
Only two photographs have emerged, both of which show the vessel's bow, which is similar in appearance to that of the USNS Impeccable ocean surveillance ship (T-AGOS). Although difficult to ascertain from the limited photographic evidence, the new ship appears to be similar in size to Impeccable ...
The PRC Maritime Militia participated in several of the most provocative PRC acts in the SCS, including the 2009 USNS Impeccable incident, the seizure of Scarborough Shoal in 2012, and the 2014 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) 981 confrontation with Vietnam that also involved the ...
They harassed USNS Impeccable in international waters in 2009. They helped trigger the 2012 incident in which they ultimately supported other Chinese forces in seizing Scarborough Shoal from the Philippines. They engaged in reconnaissance and sovereignty patrols during China's February 2014 ...
On 8 March 2009, following several days of sporadic encounters, the ocean surveillance ship USNS Impeccable was surrounded by a group of five Chinese ships 75 miles (120 km) south of China's Hainan Province in the SCS. The contingent included a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) intelligence ...
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Crewmembers aboard the surveillance ship USNS Impeccable rescued 11 Filipino fishermen in the South China Sea on Sunday, Navy officials said. The Impeccable was en route to Subic Bay, Philippines, for a scheduled port visit when it spotted the fishermen aboard ...
During the incident, five Chinese vessels "shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity to USNS Impeccable, in an apparent coordinated effort to harass the U.S. ocean surveillance ship while it was conducting routine operations in international waters," the Pentagon said in a ...


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