Les É.-U. (ou sa marine) ne veulent pas arrondir les angles : « les officiels » précisent qu’il ne s’agissait pas du droit de passage innocent, mais bien de la confirmation que les É.-U, conformément à la décision de la Cour permanente d’arbitrage de la Haye en juillet 2016, ne reconnaissent pas l’existence d’eaux territoriales autour de Mischief.
U.S. warship drill meant to defy China’s claim over artificial island : officials | Reuters
Analysts say previous U.S. “freedom-of-navigation operations” in the Spratly archipelago involved “innocent passage,” in which a warship effectively recognized a territorial sea by crossing it speedily, without stopping.
On Thursday, the destroyer USS Dewey conducted a “man overboard” exercise, specifically to show that its passage within 12 nautical miles was not innocent passage, U.S. officials said.
“USS Dewey engaged in normal operations by conducting a maneuvering drill inside 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef,” one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“The ship’s actions demonstrated that Mischief Reef is not entitled to its own territorial sea regardless of whether an artificial island has been built on top of it.”
#FONOPS, exercice d’#homme_à_la_mer
Et un #Boutakoff (ou #Boutakov) à Mischief, un !
(ou plutôt, on est états-unien ou on ne l’est pas, un #Williamson_turn …)
Man overboard rescue turn - Wikipedia
The Williamson turn is a maneuver used to bring a ship or boat under power back to a point it previously passed through, often for the purpose of recovering a man overboard. It was named for John Williamson, USNR, who used it in 1943 to pick up Tim Williamson (USMMA 2002) who had fallen overboard. However, according to Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee, the maneuver was originally called the Butakov pipe and was used in the Russo-Japanese War as a way of keeping guns at the same distance from an enemy.