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  • 2 November 2016

    A South Korean Cast Guard crew fired the ship’s M60 machine gun at a Chinese fishing vessel which was attempting to flee as it was caught fishing illegally in the South Korean exclusive economic zone. As reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, two Chinese fishing vessels were caught in illegal activities off the western […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that South Korea Navy frigates will soon be able to strike land targets with the development of a new ship-to-ground missile. The successfully tested missile is the result of seven years of work undertaken by the country’s Agency for Defense Development. According to South Korean Yonhap News, the missile will […]

  • 16 September 2015

    South Korean navy has sent one of its Aegis-equipped destroyers to detect a possible long-range rocket launch from North Korea. According to Yonhap, government sources have confirmed that the ship has been given the task of detecting an indicated rocket launch from North Korea. North Korea might fire a rocket in the next weeks to mark the 70th […]

  • 12 October 2016

    South Korea has said it would shoot at vessels fishing illegally in the South Korean exclusive economic zone following an incident in which Chinese fishing vessels sank a South Korean fast patrol boat while fleeing the scene after being caught in South Korean waters. According to the South Korea Coast Guard, two large fishing ships (over […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the eighth of nine KSS-II submarines the South Korean Navy will eventually operate. Named after the South Korean independence fighter Lee Beom-seok, the submarine was unveiled on Tuesday at DSME’s shipyard in Geojedo, south of Seoul. Once the South Korean attack submarine program is complete, […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Training & Education

    South Korean and American troops began naval exercises on Monday off the east coast of the Korean peninsula,  according to The drills come after North Korea said it was planning to carry out its third test of a nuclear device, thus rising nuclear tensions within the region. The North Korea has criticised the drills […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will live-stream a dive on two Japanese mini submarines sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. 75 years later, a team of maritime archaeologists and scientists from NOAA’s office of national marine sanctuaries and office of ocean exploration and research will live-stream the dive. A remotely operated […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced today that it launched South Korea’s fifth submarine, ROKS Yun Bong-gil, at its headquarters in Ulsan, South Korea.   The launching ceremony of the Class 214 diesel-electric air independent propulsion (AIP) submarine was attended by Admiral Hwang Ki-chul, the chief of naval operations, Republic […]

  • 21 December 2017

    The South Korean Coast Guard was forced to fire over 200 rounds during a confrontation with dozens of Chinese vessels fishing illegally in South Korean waters on Tuesday. Coast Guard officials said the vessels were caught in South Korean exclusive economic zone waters off the country’s west coast. Overall 44 Chinese fishing vessels ignored broadcast warnings […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Michigan (SSGN 727), a U.S. Navy guided missile submarine, arrived at Busan, South Korea on April 25. Michigan’s arrival to South Korea was seen as a show of force to North Korea which was celebrating 85 years of the founding of its military. The port visit is also likely to provoke a reaction from North […]

  • 3 October 2013

    The United States and South Korea have agreed to establish “a bilateral strategy for tailored deterrence against … North Korean nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction,” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea yesterday. The tailored deterrence agreement will create a strategic, policy-level framework within the […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A Pohang-class corvette transferred to Egypt as a gift from South Korea arrived to the Egyptian naval base Alexandria on Thursday, October 26. The former Republic of Korea Navy corvette was known as ROKS Jinju and was decommissioned by the ROK Navy in December 2016. Once the corvette enters Egyptian naval service it will be […]

  • 7 August 2014

    South Korea’s ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976) destroyer is on its way to Libya to evacuate South Korean nationals as the security situation in the country gets worse.   The Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer, which was participating in a Gulf of Aden military mission, was sent after the Government issued a call for South Koreans last week to evacuate […]

  • 24 October 2016

    The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), departed Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK), October 21 after a scheduled five-day port visit. Ronald Reagan arrived in Busan Oct. 16 after participating in exercise Invincible Spirit 2016. One of the highlights for Ronald Reagan sailors visiting South Korea was an opportunity to […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy performed a medical evacuation to help a ROK Navy sailor in need of medical attention. The U.S. Navy ship on May 26 received orders from Commander Task Force (CTF) 73 to render medical assistance to a Republic of Korea Navy (ROK-N) submarine in the mid-pacific. Mercy was approximately 18 hours away […]

  • 5 August 2011
    Training & Education

    Patrol ship of South Korea’s National Maritime Police Agency (hull number 5001) will pay a visit to Vladivostok on Aug 9, reports RIA Deita referring to press group of Russian FSB Frontier Service, Primorsky Krai branch. The delegation will be headed by Superintendent General Lee Won Il (Korea National Maritime Police Agency). On the way […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Units from from the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 arrived in Busan for a port visit, October 16. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The South Korea Coast Guard received its second Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopter in a ceremony on June 27.  The South Korea Coast Guard has operated a single S-92 helicopter since March 2014. According to Sikorsky, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving more than 30 lives flying search and rescue […]

  • 2 November 2015

    US Navy’s Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived in Busan, South Korea, for a goodwill port visit, Oct. 30. The units included the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and ships assigned to its carrier strike group joined South Korean Navy ships for extensive maritime exercises on Sunday. According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, some 60 ships and submarines are taking part in the drill. The exercises will consist of a routine bilateral training, subject matter expert exchanges, anti-submarine and […]

  • 8 November 2011

      A vessel with twenty North Korean refugees was found in the Yellow Sea off South Korea, reports Associated Press on Nov 5. According to the news agency, the vessel was detected several days ago near one of the islands off South Korea’s western coast. The national navy was informed about the vessel found first. […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering launched a 3,650-ton frigate for the Royal Thai Navy on January 23. The launching ceremony took place at the company’s shipyard on Geoje Island and was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, Thailand’s ambassador of to the Republic of Korea and the CEO of DSME, among other […]

  • 28 March 2011

      A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking st… (sudanvisiondaily) [mappress] Source: sudanvisiondaily,March 28, 2011; A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking still enrages and […]

  • 16 March 2012

    South Korean military warns about the need to increase vigilance and preparedness for adequate response to potential North Korea’s military provocations at sea. South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff ordered national navy to be ready for immediate and powerful all-arms retaliation for North Korean Navy’s provocations. South Korean military concerns that DPRK naval forces will […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korea’s first 3,000-ton submarine was launched today at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo Shipyard. Named Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (KSS-III), the newbuilding is the first mid-class submarine designed and built independently in Korea, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement. Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (SS-083) is a new strategic weapons […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) arrived in Pyeongtaek, South Korea April 27 as part of a regularly scheduled port visit.   While in Pyeongtaek, Pinckney’s crew of more than 300 Sailors will take part in training and cultural exchanges with the Republic of Korea navy Sailors assigned to the South Korean […]

  • 9 May 2017

    U.S. Navy’ guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) collided with a South Korean fishing vessel in international waters off South Korea on May 9. According to the U.S. Navy, the Ticonderoga-class cruiser was conducting routine operations at approximately 11:50 a.m. (+9I) when the incident happened. No one was injured in the incident and both vessels were […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Republic of Korea Navy has named its seventh Type 214, 1.800-ton attack submarine, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Hong Beom-do, as the vessel was officially named is the Korean version of the Type 214 submarine developed by the German ship-builder  Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The submarine is loaded with long-range submarine-to-ground […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

      The Indonesian and South Korean navies have agreed to cooperate in handling piracy and a variety of other crimes at sea, mindful of the two… By Suryanto (antaranews) [mappress] Source: antaranews, June 15, 2011;