Military Capabilities

South Korea to enhance security measures along maritime border

08 July 2019

South Korea has announced plans to enhance security measures along the country's maritime border with North Korea after a small, wooden North Korean boat managed to reach South Korea's eastern port of Samcheok undetected on 15 June.

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul announced in a 4 July statement that it will enhance the system of alerts and responses in place along the disputed Northern Limit Line (NLL), which is the de facto maritime border between the two Koreas.

The measures are set to include boosting co-operation between the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), the Korea Coast Guard (KCG), and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, as well as optimising the use of available assets in the area such as naval vessels, maritime patrol aircraft, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), said the MND.

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