USS Barry (DDG 52) transits waters of the Taiwan Strait, Oct. 14 (U.S. Navy/MCSN Molly M. Crawford)

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Oct. 14 (local time) in accordance with international law.

The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.

The U.S. Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.

Lt.j.g. Benjamin Pershall scans the horizon while standing watch aboard USS Barry (DDG 52). (U.S. Navy/MCSN Molly M. Crawford)

Operations Specialist 1st Class Jose Gonzalez looks for contacts on the Automated Information System (AIS) laptop while standing watch aboard USS Barry (DDG 52). (U.S. Navy/MCSN Molly M. Crawford)

USS Barry (DDG 52). sails through the Taiwan Strait. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Molly M. Crawford)