The accidents at sea often bring about catastrophical situations, sometimes resulting in calamities. It is believed that such misfortunes are inevitable unless one devotes a considerable amount of attention and effort to the development of the marine activities.
As of today, the marine activities are actively taking places in the Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ) as well as in the areas of the deep-seafloor development and the South Pole. Consequently, as the accidents at sea occur more frequently, the need to sophisticate the marine salvage skills has become a crucial concern. Furthermore, a comprehensive understanding of the submergence and the sea is required to successfully perform rescue operations. For this reason, the government subsidy to enhance the performance of the marine salvage should not be limited to the Korea Navy in order to achieve interoperability between the people, government and the organizations.
The Republic of Korea Navy has been contributing to the nation and the policies of the Navy by performing successful salvage operations. Nevertheless, the Korea Navy has assumed future aspects of the salvage operations with regards to the changes in unit structure upon reunification of the South and North in order to draw corresponding action plans.
The military and nation's policies in support of the marine salvage are as follows securing of the deep-ocean salvage rescue force, the integrated operating system for civil, military and government use, and the improvement of the SAR(Search and Rescue) operation system