U.S. Destroyer, Coast Guard Help Pacific Island Nations Patrol their Waters

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As Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG-86) steams through the Oceana region on an independent deployment, the crew is assisting small Pacific island nations with protecting their…

  • Ben Werner
  • USNI News

Shoup is engaged in an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment, which has the ship working with several Pacific island nations to offer training on how to protect crops.

Wern 1aA nation’s territorial waters extend 12 miles from shore, but countries can claim exclusive economic zones – controlling access to fisheries and ocean floor minerals — up to 200 miles from shore.

Many of these…