CTF 151 Commander visits Republic of Korea Navy ships

Republic of Singapore Navy Rear Admiral Ken Cheong, Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF 151), recently visited two Republic of Korea ships while they were anchored at Mina Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi.

Rear Admiral Cheong made his first Key Leadership Engagement (KLE) visit to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) ships Choe Yeong and Wang Geon.

Choe Yeong began her journey to her home base in Korea and Wang Geon has come out to support CTF 151, which is focused on the disruption of piracy and armed robbery in the maritime environment.

The visit was hosted by the Commanding Officer of ROKS Wang Geon, Captain Yang Seung Ryong ROKN, with the Commanding Officer of Choe Yeong also in attendance. As part of the visit, Rear Admiral Cheong was given a tour of the ship and a discussion of the ship’s capabilities.

Rear Admiral Cheong took the opportunity to welcome ROKS Wang Geon to CMF and CTF 151 in particular, and also recognised the contributions made by ROKS Choe Yeong. RADM Cheong expressed his confidence in ROKN ships stating they are highly regarded in CMF for their professionalism and willingness to respond to incidents.

The visit underscores the positive and professional relationship between CTF 151 and its units. Rear Admiral Cheong said: “ROKS Choe Yeong and ROKS Wang Geon are both magnificent ships with officers and crews of the highest standards. I am proud to serve with them as we achieve our common mission to ensure that the region is safe and secure.”