Present at the welcome ceremony for Destroyer ROKS Moon Mu The Great included leaders of the High Command of Vietnam's Naval Region 3, Defense Ministry’s Department of External Relations and Da Nang’s Military High Command, together with the RoK’s Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Do-hyun, and Defence Attaché Ryou Jae Guen.

During their stay, the ship’s officers and crew-members will pay courtesy visits to leaders of the municipal People’s Committee and the High Command of the Naval Region 3.

Destroyer ROKS Moon Mu The Great arrives at Tien Sa port

Before leaving the Tien Sa port on September 14, the vessel will participate in a joint team formation and communication exercise with the Vietnamese naval force.

The joint exercise aims to promote defense cooperation between the two countries and help strengthen regional unity in the maintenance of security, safety and freedom of navigation.

This is the second time a RoK naval vessel has visited Da Nang.

ROKS Moon Mu The Great is a Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer commissioned in 2004. The ship is 150 meters (492 feet) long with a beam of 17.4 meters, draft of 9.5 meters, displacement of 4,400 tons and a maximum speed of 30 knots (35 miles per hour) with a range of 10,200 kilometers.

The vessel is equipped with an advanced naval radar system and armed with a wide range of armament including torpedoes, cruise missiles and surface-to-air missiles.

Translated by Song Anh