Philippine Sea ( March 28, 2017) – here is the video of a joint exercise between the United States and Japanese Navy in the Philippine Sea.
Which include the following warship, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Hamagiri (DD 155), JS Samidare (DD 106), JS Umigiri (DD 1), JS Yudachi (DD 103), the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) , and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) in the Philippine Sea.
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years.
The Philippines succeeded the 13 million-hectare Benham Rise as a “new territory through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea’s approval, confirming that it is part of the country’s continental shelf.
The area is named after Admiral Andrew Ellicot Kennedy Benham, a US Navy officer, by American surveyors who discovered Benham Rise.