Gongs for Cheonghae unit

The unit came into the spotlight after in 2011 following rescue of MV Samho Jewelry.

ROK Navy’s anti-piracy Cheonghae unit gets prime minister’s award

The Navy’s anti-piracy Cheonghae unit received a prime minister’s honor at an annual award ceremony Friday for its contribution to protecting South Korean vessels and citizens in waters off the coast of Somalia.

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a local daily, The Naeil News, hosted the Jang Bogo Awards ceremony to recognize those that helped enhance the country’s maritime sector. Jang is the legendary admiral of the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla (57 B.C.- 935 A.D.).

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Source: en.yna.co.kr

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