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Female Divers Share Know-how with Coast Guard Rescuers

Female Divers Share Know-how with Coast Guard Rescuers

TONGYEONG, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Coast Guard has recently gained media attention for visiting “haenyeo” to learn about their practices and traditional know-how. Haenyeo (Sea Women) in Korean refers to female divers who make their living harvesting seafood by hand from the ocean floor without breathing equipment. The Tongyeong Coast Guard hosted a [...]

Coast Guard Mulls Introducing Non-lethal Handguns to Replace Taser Guns

Coast Guard Mulls Introducing Non-lethal Handguns to Replace Taser Guns

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Coast Guard is pushing to introduce non-lethal handguns that could supplement the limitations of taser guns, which are difficult to use in rough seas with strong wind. According to sources, the Coast Guard is reviewing the idea of introducing the pistol-type non-lethal weapon Smart Revolver developed by SNT [...]

Special Coast Guard Unit to Fend Off Illegal Chinese Fishing

Special Coast Guard Unit to Fend Off Illegal Chinese Fishing

INCHEON, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A special unit of the South Korean Coast Guard will soon launch, with its mandate specifically dedicated to protecting western seas off the coast of Incheon from illegal Chinese fishing operations.  According to the Central Regional Headquarters Korea Coast Guard, 331 coast guard personnel will be assigned to the [...]