Multi-functional support and salvage vessels
In addition to warships, We build various support ships and special ships to support maritime military operations. Built in 1996 for the first time in Korea to rescue submarines, the Cheonghaejin is a state-of-the-art ship equipped with advanced deep-sea diving systems including deep-sea submersibles and hull rescue equipment, as well as helicopter take-off and landing facilities for emergency transportation.
We also built and delivered the surface ship rescue ship "Tongyeong" to the Korean Navy for the first time in the industry. It is tasked with towing ships that cannot be operated or detecting and salvaging crashed aircraft during normal times. During wartime, its missions include rescuing damaged ships or removing obstacles and mines from major port access routes.
We are also designing and building the next-generation submarine rescue ship (ASR-II) to succeed the Cheonghaejin.
In the auxiliary ship sector, we achieved an outstanding export record. We exported four tide class tankers, logistics support ships that support the aircraft carrier ordered by the British Navy for the first time in the industry, as well as the training ships exported to the Malaysian Navy. As this was the first contract awarded by the British Ministry of Defense to a foreign shipbuilder rather than their domestic builder, it is considered a meaningful achievement. Then, we succeeded in exporting one logistic support ship which is equipped with various functions, including rescue missions and logistic support for maritime forces to the Norwegian Navy.