The nation’s 3rd International Fleet Review is underway at the Jeju Naval Base. 40 warships, including an American aircraft carrier, and 10,000 servicemembers from across the globe are taking part. Joseph Kim reports.
Jeju Naval Base
Naval vessels are cleaving through the sea fog.
The Sunrise Warship and the nation’s third Aegis destroyer, the (서애 류성룡) Seoae Ryu-seong-ryong Warship, are dividing the seas against the backdrop of Hallasan Mountain.
Navy sailors lining up on the (대조영) Daejoyeong Warship salute the citizens standing on the (독도) Dokdo Warship. The citizens respond to the soldiers by waving their hands.
Marine patrol aircraft and military helicopters flying above the sea form a band in the sky.
International Fleet Review Oct. 10-14
The nation’s third international fleet review kicked off at the Jeju Naval Base.
40 warships, 20 aircraft, 10,000 servicemembers
40 warships, 20 aircraft and 10,000 soldiers participate in the event, which makes it the largest fleet review of all time in the nation.
Many foreign naval vessels came to the Jeju Naval Base to participate in the event.
15 vessels from 10 nations
15 vessels from 10 countries participate in the navy parade, the centerpiece of the event.
Japan, China declined to participate
Japan Didn’t join the naval event because of the controversy over the Rising Sun Flag. China hasn’t sent its vessels to the event for internal situations.
Seminar, symposium on October 10
Specialists attended a seminar on naval skills and the symposium on marine weaponry, a part of the event, to discuss technologies related to ocean security.
Shim Seung-seop / Navy Chief of Staff
We need strength to keep peace in the water. It is therefore crucial that we acquire powerful and homegrown vessel technology and marine weapons systems.
< 심승섭 / 해군참모총장 >
지금 우리에게는 그 어느 때보다 바다에서 평화를 지키고 만들어내기 위한 힘이 필요합니다. 이를 위해 강하고 독자적인 함정 기술과 해양무기체계 기술 확보가 절실합니다.
[Reporter] Joseph Kim
[Camera] Hyeon Gwang-hoon
Beginning Friday, the Jeju Naval Base will be open to the public. After a brief identification check, citizens can tour the facility and enjoy cultural events held on the base.
Joseph Kim, KCTV