US officials say a suspected Chinese spy balloon was 60 metres tall and have imposed a security zone in the waters off South Carolina where it was shot down.
US blocks vessels from area near balloon shoot down
The United States Coast Guard says it is imposing a temporary security zone in the waters off Surfside Beach, South Carolina in the area where the US military shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon.
The 10 nautical mile area security zone blocks vessels from entering without permission of the Coast Guard and is intended to protect the public “from potential hazards associated with physical objects”.
The zone is to be enforced through February 18.
The Pentagon told reporters on Saturday the US navy was leading a recovery mission but said the duration of the operation was unknown.