This study suggests the improvement of ROK Navy salvage and rescue diving system. ROK Navy experiences characteristic restrictions for the environmental loading. These restrictions are known to deteriorate the efficiency of Navy salvage and rescue diving activity. In this study, the measurements were suggested to improve the efficiency. To achieve the goal, a comprehensive analysis is conducted for the current Navy system.
As a result, two suggestions were made First, the technical diving technique such as nitrox and rebreather diving must be introduced to Navy for the improvement of current diving technique which is open circuit SCUBA system. By adopting that technique, decompression procedures and underwater operation can be improved dramatically. Second, Navy salvage ship has a big projection area to the environmental loading. Consequently, the ship experiences rather big drag forces due to strong wind and current which hamper the stabilization of ship positioning at sea. Therefore, a diving platform such as barge with mobile diving system should be introduced to ROK Navy.
These suggestions can be utilized to improve ROK Navy salvage and rescue activity.