A set of pictures were released by the U.S. Coast Guard which shows the Legend-class cutter USCGC Bertholf shadowing a group of four Chinese warships that sailed in the US Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) just near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
Pentagon site says an advanced destroyer was among four vessels.
It is reported that the pictures were taken between August 29 and August 30, 2021, but were released through the U.S. military’s Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) website more recently.
The captions (which quite surprisingly have been removed from DVIDS) said, “in international waters inside the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone [EEZ] off the Aleutian Island [sic] coast.”
The exact identities of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships sailing inside the EEZ in August is unclear. One picture caption on top of the report reads: “the PLAN task force included a guided-missile cruiser, a guided-missile destroyer, a general intelligence vessel, and an auxiliary vessel.”