Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Destroyer Yi Sunshin, a focus of global navies

Korean Destroyer@peterpeng210.blogspot.com

On April 6, 2010, South Korean Destroyer DDH975 Chungmugong Yi Sunshin has successful caught up with the Oil tanker Samho Dream hijacked by Somali pirates. Samho Dream is heading for the coast of Somalia.

The warship Chungmugong Yi Sunshin carries an anti-submarine helicopter Super Lynx, a rigid inflatable boat (RIB), and 30 UDT-Seal combat members.

There are 24 sailors on the hijacked tanker. Because the action with forces would put the crew at great risk, the usual way for the naval forces patrolling the Gulf of Aden after hijacks is they only move close to the pirate lairs where the vessels have been anchored to monitor them until the tankers are released.

The whole world’s navies are waiting to see whether South Korean navy is superior than or just as same as them, especially Chinese navy after the DeXinHai incident last October.