Source: WFLA Tampa
HONOLULU (KHON2) The United States military is tracking a Russian vessel near Hawaiis waters, according to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
In a statement, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command spokeswoman told KHON2:
“U.S. Indo-Pacific Command routinely monitors air and maritime traffic in the Western Pacific to ensure security and stability of the region alongside our Allies and partners. As part of our normal daily operations, we closely track all vessels in the Indo-Pacific area of operations through maritime patrol aircraft, surface ships, and joint capabilities I can tell you we are monitoring a Russian surface vessel operating in international waters in the vicinity of Hawaii.”
One retired Marine Lt. Colonel said its not exactly uncommon to see, but it does have the militarys attention due to the war in Ukraine.