ROKS Cheonan sinking

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The ROKS Cheonan sinking occurred on 26 March 2010, when, a of the Republic of Korea Navy, carrying 104 personnel, sank off the country's west coast near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 seamen.wikipedia
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North Korea

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A South Korean-led official investigation carried out by a team of international experts from South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden presented a summary of its investigation on 20 May 2010, concluding that the warship had been sunk by a North Korean torpedo fired by a midget submarine. Baengnyeong Island is a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea, off the Ongjin peninsula in North Korea. The island is to the south and west of the Northern Limit Line, the de facto maritime boundary dividing South Korea (ROK) from North Korea (DPRK).
Tensions with South Korea and the United States increased in 2010 with the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan and North Korea's shelling of Yeonpyeong Island.

Republic of Korea Navy

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The ROKS Cheonan sinking occurred on 26 March 2010, when, a of the Republic of Korea Navy, carrying 104 personnel, sank off the country's west coast near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 seamen.
On March 26, 2010, ROKS Cheonan (PCC 772), a Pohang-class corvette was sunk by a North Korean torpedo, resulting in death of 46 sailors near Baengnyeong Island, in the vicinity of the Northern Limit Line.

South Korea

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Baengnyeong Island is a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea, off the Ongjin peninsula in North Korea.
In March 2010 the South Korean warship ROKS Cheonan was sunk with the loss of 46 South Korean sailors, allegedly by a North Korean submarine.

May 24 measures

Following the sinking, South Korea imposed sanctions against North Korea, known as the May 24 measures.
The May 24 measures, also called 5.24, are the sanctions imposed by South Korea against North Korea preventing economic relations with North Korea, implemented in response to the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan on 26 March 2010 that resulted in the death of 46 sailors.

Torpedo

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A South Korean-led official investigation carried out by a team of international experts from South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden presented a summary of its investigation on 20 May 2010, concluding that the warship had been sunk by a North Korean torpedo fired by a midget submarine.
The Baengnyeong incident, in which broke in half and sank off the coast South Korea in 2010, was caused by the bubble jet effect, according to an international investigation.

Midget submarine

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A South Korean-led official investigation carried out by a team of international experts from South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden presented a summary of its investigation on 20 May 2010, concluding that the warship had been sunk by a North Korean torpedo fired by a midget submarine.

Sanctions against North Korea

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Following the sinking, South Korea imposed sanctions against North Korea, known as the May 24 measures.
In 2010, South Korea imposed sanctions against North Korea in response to the sinking of the South Korean naval ship, the ROKS Cheonan, known as the May 24 measures.

Foal Eagle

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This was part of the annual Key Resolve/Foal Eagle war exercise, described as "one of the world's largest simulated exercises", involving many U.S. and South Korean warships.
Key Resolve/Foal Eagle was held in the aftermath of the sinking of the ROK corvette and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island by North Korea.

Battle of Daecheong

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He noted a confrontation in November 2009 in which several North Korean sailors died, and an incident in 1999 when 30 North Koreans were killed and 70 wounded when their ship sank.

Northern Limit Line

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The island is to the south and west of the Northern Limit Line, the de facto maritime boundary dividing South Korea (ROK) from North Korea (DPRK).

Daejeon National Cemetery

Their bodies were laid to rest at the Daejeon National Cemetery.

Lee Myung-bak

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After the sinking, President Lee said that recovery of survivors was the main priority.
In the wake of the ROKS Cheonan sinking, a joint declaration was issued by the G-8 leaders condemning the North.

Bombardment of Yeonpyeong

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Although there were no further serious clashes for a time, in 2009 increasing tensions along the disputed border led to a naval battle near the island of Daecheong, and accusations that a North Korean submarine had sunk the South Korean corvette Cheonan off Baengnyeong Island in March 2010.

Brian Reynolds Myers

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Writing in The New York Times, Korea scholar Brian Reynolds Myers stated that there was not much anger or outrage among ordinary South Koreans over the sinking.
He has also commented in The New York Times on the common view of the ROKS Cheonan sinking in South Korea with regard to its perception of North Korea.

Kaesong Industrial Region

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This would include the cutting of all ties and communications, except for the Kaesong industrial complex.
In May 2010, following the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan and South Korea's response, North Korea severed ties with South Korea and shut its Consultative Office, however existing activities in the zone maintained production activities, and transport and telephones to South Korea were operating normally.

Hero of the Republic

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The defector, known by the alias "Ahn Cheol-nam", stated that the captain, co-captain, engineer, and boatswain of the mini-sub which sank Cheonan had been awarded "Hero of the DPRK" in October 2010.

Naval mine

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During talks between the American and Chinese governments in late May 2010, Chinese officials were reported by Yoichi Shimatsu, a commentator for the Chinese state-run CCTV-9, to have claimed that the sinking of Cheonan had been as a result of an American rising mine, which was moored to the seabed and propels itself into a ship detected by sound or magnetics, planted during anti-submarine exercises that were conducted by the South Korean and US navies shortly before the sinking.
The Baengnyeong incident, in which the ROKS Cheonan broke in half and sank off the coast South Korea in 2010, was caused by the bubble jet effect, according to an international investigation.

Korean War

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The area is the site of considerable tension between the two states; although it was provided in the armistice agreement for the stalemate of the Korean war that the islands themselves belonged to the South, the sea boundary was not covered by the armistice, and the sea is claimed by the North.
In 2010, a North Korean submarine torpedoed and sank the South Korean corvette, resulting in the deaths of 46 sailors.

Korean conflict

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On 26 March 2010, a South Korean naval vessel, the ROKS Cheonan, sank, near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea and a North Korean torpedo was blamed.

List of border incidents involving North and South Korea

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Baengnyeongdo

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The ROKS Cheonan sinking occurred on 26 March 2010, when, a of the Republic of Korea Navy, carrying 104 personnel, sank off the country's west coast near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 seamen. Baengnyeong Island is a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea, off the Ongjin peninsula in North Korea.

Yellow Sea

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The ROKS Cheonan sinking occurred on 26 March 2010, when, a of the Republic of Korea Navy, carrying 104 personnel, sank off the country's west coast near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 seamen. Baengnyeong Island is a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea, off the Ongjin peninsula in North Korea.

China

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China dismissed the official scenario presented by South Korea and the United States as not credible.

Russian Navy

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An investigation by the Russian Navy also did not concur with the report.