Chinese warship sails within yards of US destroyer in 'unsafe' encounter

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Chinese ship approached the USS Decatur in the South China Sea and conducted ‘aggressive maneuvers’, a US official said

A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer – forcing it to change course – in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, according to a US official.

The USS Decatur guided-missile destroyer was conducting what the military calls a “freedom of navigation operation” on Sunday, when it passed within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson reefs in the remote Spratly Islands.

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