Platform DK1 marks 24th anniversary
Saturday, 2013-07-06 14:33:33
An economics-science-service complex, known as Platform DK1, has played an important role in defending the sovereignty of the country’s islands, seas and continental shelf over the past 24 years.
On the 24th anniversary of the platform’s inauguration (July 5, 1989), officers and soldiers stationed on the structure, which is managed by Naval Zone 2 in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, joined others in a celebration where they recounted the heroic times that generations of their peers had undergone in building and developing the complex.
Firstly known as platform Tu Chinh A, the establishment of DK1 was seen as a milestone in the nation’s programme of protecting the sovereignty over its southern continental shelf.
Over the years, DK1 officers and soldiers have overcome various difficulties to keep peace in the country’s territorial sea. Seven of them have fallen on duty.
For its contributions, the DK1 battalion was awarded the title, “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces in the renewal period”, in 2005, along with other honours and certificates of merit.
At the ceremony, officers and soldiers expressed their resolve to live up to this heroic tradition and accomplish the tasks entrusted by the Party and State.