S. Korea’s First Rescue Drill Using Hydrogen Drones Takes Place at Sea.

image © Korea Coast guard

BORYEONG, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first search and rescue drill using hydrogen-powered unmanned drones took place at sea.

Image © Korea Coast Guard

The drill was held at a special pier reserved for the Korea Coast Guard at Daecheon Port on the west coast and at sea near Wonsan Island, led by Prof. Lee Guk-jong, former chief of Ajou University Hospital’s trauma center, and the Korea Maritime Rescue and Salvation Association.

A renowned surgeon, Lee is best known for saving Seok Hae-gyun, the captain of a South Korean freighter who was shot during a mission to rescue the vessel from Somali pirates in 2011. Drones were used to locate a person at sea and deliver a tube capable of supporting four adult men.

Images and quotes courtesy Kevin Lee (kevinlee@koreabizwire.com)

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