Korea’s First Naval Ship Launched


Two Years after Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering embarked on building Korea’s first naval rescue and salvage ship, the 3,500-ton Tongyeong, he is launched on Tuesday.

He will be handed to the Navy, during the next year.

The Navy’s older rescue ships, the Pyeongtaek and the Gwangyang, were second-hand bought from the U.S. Navy in 1996. They were originally built in the 1970s.

It takes them two days to reach Yeongpyeong and Baeknyeong islands in the West Sea from the naval base in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang Province, but the new ship will take only one day.

Naval Today Staff, Septembar 7, 2012