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South Korea to Launch ‘Advanced Ganghwado’ Submarine Rescue Ship


South Korea was to launch a new 5,600-ton-class submarine rescue vessel Thursday capable of conducting rescue operations in the deep sea regardless of weather conditions, the Navy said. A launch ceremony for the vessel, named Ganghwado, is scheduled to take place later in the day at the Okpo shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., on the southern island of Geoje, it added.  Built under the ARS-II (auxiliary submarine rescue ship) project launched in 2015, it is the country’s second vessel of its kind designed to carry out rescue, underwater research and the recovery of sunken vessel missions….

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