Two South Korean Navy ships docked at the Chennai port for a goodwill visit.
What’s it about? People waving the South Korean flag greeted the two ships as they docked at the port as part of a goodwill visit to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. The ships are named ROKS Hansando and ROKS Daecheong. They began their 110-day trip on September 2 to visit nine countries in the Indo-Pacific region, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.
- They have about 470 navy personnel on board, including 164 final-year naval personnel and 18 women.
- Navy personnel participated in a beach clean-up drive and will take part in a passing exercise with the Indian navy.
History & Features: The ROKS Hansando is the country’s first training ship with a capacity of 300. The ROKS Daecheong was commissioned in 1997. It’s a multipurpose fast combat support ship that can supply ammunition, fuel, and water to combat ships.
(Image credits: Indian Navy’s website)