November 26, 2022

Ten years since Cheonan sinking, Seoul mulls naming new frigate after the ship

South Korean defense minister says ship sank because of "North Korea's ambush provocation"

South Korea on Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan, with the country's defense minister Jeong Kyeong-doo confirming at the memorial ceremony that the military is reviewing naming one of its new frigates after the ship.

The minister in his speech today said that he "looks forward to the day that Cheonan resurrects with a new look," while offering his condolences to the bereaved families and lauding the deceased soldiers' sacrifice for their country.