Media open the South Korean Navy to rescue hostages and killed Somali pirates details
South Korean Navy on January 21 to raid to rescue hijacked by pirates,” three lakes jewelry “freighter, rescued all 21 crew members.
newspaper freelance writer Xiaotao
the South Korean navy in the Indian Ocean to escort the “Qinghai” forces, on January 21 at the high seas in the Gulf of Aden, rescued by special operations kidnapped by Somali pirates, “three lakes Jewelry” (Samho Jewelry) cargo ship, and including eight South Koreans, including 21 crew members.
Korean army: special operations recognized by the community
Jun Han Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: “From the day of 4:58 (9:00 Korean time 58 min), the military special operations forces launched a code-named ‘Gulf of Aden dawn battle’ of military action, only 4 hours and 58 minutes to rescue all 21 crew members, 13 pirate uniforms. “Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this is South Korean military for the first time a military operations on the high seas, “South Korea by South Korean military forces guarded the fleet from the fairway, is of great significance.” The Ministry spokesman stressed that the information is difficult to grasp, difficult to separate piracy and hostage situation, the successful implementation of a combat mission, “the army’s combat capability so recognized by all walks of life.”
South Korea, “Central Daily” 22 play the details of the battle. Local time at 4:58 on January 21, Oman at a distance of 460 km of the Sierra to the Indian Ocean port, to rescue hijacked by Somali pirates, “three lakes jewelry” crew, Naval, “Cui” ship staged “Dawn of the Gulf of Aden war.”
the task of the board to rescue the crew from “Qinghai” Force (Naval Forces of the Indian Ocean escorting code) of the commandos were implemented. More than 10 players traveling in three rigid inflatable boats, the task is to control the boat bridge and steam boiler room, were attacked by the group 1 and group 2 responsible for the attack. With Zhao Yong Zhou (voice) Colonel fired for instructions, three-dimensional battle began.
“Cui Ying” 127 mm gun ship was hijacked to the “three lakes jewelry” was spit flames, carrier-based “Lynx” helicopters will also be threatened with the M60 machine gun fire. One pirate was killed on the spot, in the process, commandos 4 meters high with a ladder to climb the ship’s side, tried to enter the cab and the steam boiler room. Commandos entered the fighting on the same pirates, pirates with AK rifles and machine guns hard to resist. Funabashi 4 layer in the control of the process, both the sea captain rock (sound) through the abdomen by a bullet, but no life-threatening. Players control ships bridge with less than five minutes, a Pirates uniform lightning. Control of boiler room in the process although it was at war, but no one injured commandos. They killed five pirates, captured three. Subsequently, eleven players checked the 57 compartments. In this process, they exchanged fire, killing two pirates and captured two. At 9:56, they are “perfect” rescued 21 crew members. Military, commented: “This is completely overpowered the pirates, who did not damage our operations.”
Lee: not open to compromise with the pirates precedent
“Central Daily” said the South Korean Navy commandos were the perfect combat, thanks to the usual “hell” type training. For the conduct of special operations, explosive ordnance disposal, the advance operations (during the landing at the coast as a pre-emptive military reconnaissance operations), composed of more than 400 people from the South Korean navy commando (UDT) in the normal conduct of a high-intensity training, such as The anti-terrorism training did so little to do. And only through the rubber dinghy moving 150 km, head boats on land, road, 60 km mountain march 60 kilometers, are eligible to become a Navy commando team. “Cui” ship more than 30 regular members of the training of the UDT.
perform escort missions in the Indian Ocean, South Korea, “Qinghai” forces, in at 19:51 on the 18th allowed to catch up with the hijacked “three lakes jewelry” was, and found several pirates to hijack a Mongolian Ancient ship and disembark, “Qinghai” immediately put into special operations forces personnel to combat piracy. Process in the crossfire, a number of pirates fell into the sea; Jun Han commando a major, a sergeant, a corporal of 3 people were injured. Operations with a lose-lose than that, “Dawn of the Gulf of Aden war” is indeed “perfect.”
Korean media that the war put an end to “kidnapping – negotiation – to pay ransom – release” a vicious circle. However, some officials worry that once the war’s casualties occurred during the case, will be awarded public opinion as “wrong war led to national sacrifice.” Cheong Wa Dae (Office of the President Republic of Korea) 21 said the war was the decision made by President Lee Myung-bak, a spokesman Kim Ji Ting explained that after receiving the hijack report, President Lee instructed “not to use the money to ransom or to compromise to the pirates out a compromise and not a precedent to. … let the military operations involved, but can not have any casualties. ” From 19 onwards, every day, to Chong Wa Dae Lee a national crisis management room once or twice to get the latest report. At 16:30 on January 20 held by the relevant ministers and operations staff to participate in the conference, Lee Myung-bak that “can not be delayed” at 17:12 gave the military command to combat piracy.