The Current Status of the Dokdo Coast Guard
The Dokdo Coast Guard was founded in April 1956. It is currently comprised of about 40 men who reside on the islet carrying out guard duties. In preparation for invasions from foreign forces such as Japan’s patrol boats, they use state-of-the-art equipment to defend the coast 24 hours a day.
Four police officers of the Ulleung Coast Guard and about 36 Dokdo Coast Guard personnel take turns defending Dokdo (50-day shifts)
<(Image Source : Lee, Kwang-Seop, Captain of the Dokdo Coast Guard Unit)>