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RoKN announces disaster management measures following ferry tragedy

16 April 2015

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has revealed measures that it has and will be taking to improve its rescue capabilities, the Yonhap news agency reported on 14 April, citing RoKN vice-spokesperson Choi Tae-bok.

The measures were announced close to the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry tragedy. The 6,800-tonne vessel sank off the coast of Jindo on 16 April 2014 with the loss of 304 lives.

Measures taken include deploying, to the port city of Jinhae, an RoKN CH-47 helicopter embarking rescue equipment and a dozen rescue personnel. This will allow for swifter access to the peninsula's southern waters.

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