The Maritime troops of the South Korea Military currently deployment along the Somali coast off Indian Ocean Cheonghae Unit will extend its deployment, South Korea military has confirmed.
The expiry of the current deployment was scheduled for 31st December 2014, hence the extension of the deployment of the anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit.
The deployment has been increased with one year after the South Korean Cabinet, presided over by President Park Geun-hye, adopted a resolution to extend the term citing successful and productive service on the ground.
The anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit was tasked with the evacuation of Koreans in Libya, a mission they successfully carried out.
The Unit is tasked with warding off piracy and securing Korean ships plying the Indian Ocean and nearby sea routes.
The anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit uses a 4,000-ton destroyer which has 320 sailors.