Navy’s Sea Salvage and Rescue Unit conducts winter training at sea

Navy’s Sea Salvage and Rescue Unit conducts winter training at sea


Last week,… the South Korean Navy’s Sea
Salvage and Rescue Unit carried out its annual winter training. Plunging into the freezing waters, the fearless
and dedicated professionals demonstrated they’re more than ready for any mission. Kan Hyeong-woo takes us closer to the action. Around 100 members of the Navy’s Sea Salvage
and Rescue Unit warm up with some light jogging and stretching. They are preparing for what’s to come: a plunge
into the bitterly cold sea with only a pair of shorts on. Part of their annual five-day winter training,
the special unit made the jump last Thursday into waters off the naval military port in
Jinhae, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. “I felt like my hands and feet were about
to fall off when I plunged into the sea. But I was able to overcome the challenge and
gain some confidence from my unit as we endured it together.” “Train and shine Sea Salvage and Rescue Unit
” The special unit’s winter training also included
rubber boat pedaling and a search and rescue mission from a maritime helicopter. This year’s program focused on adapting the
unit’s members to extremely cold sea temperatures and preparing them for any challenges they
may face on the high seas. “This year’s training is about making sure
SSU divers are ready to complete their duties under any circumstances. We’ll continue to put the utmost effort into
protecting the lives of the people and keeping our seas safe.” As one of the South Korean Navy’s special
forces along with the UDT/SEAL,… the Ship Salvage and Rescue Unit is well-known for
its intense and months-long training period,… which demands both physical and mental excellence. Their missions normally include ship salvaging,
search and rescue, removing obstacles from harbors or other waterways, and the reconnaissance
of enemy vessels. Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News

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