The U.S. Coast Guard is sending a ship to
South Korea’s Jeju Island this week for joint drills on stopping illegal drugs and carrying
out rescue work. According to the South Korean coast guard,
the ship called the Bertholf, will be deployed to Jeju for three days, with the drill planned
for the final day. The 45-hundred ton Bertholf is the U.S. coast
guard’s biggest patrol ship,… and it can operate offshore for more than six months. It’s considered quite rare for the Bertholf
to take part in a drill outside American waters. The U.S. had requested the drill during the
North Pacific Coast Guard Forum held in China last September.