South Korea is remembering the victims of a sea conflict against North Korea eight years ago. Six South Korean sailors were killed and 18 others wounded in the gun battle in 2002.
On Tuesday, the South Korean Navy held a memorial service for the victims of a sea conflict against North Korea eight years ago.
Six South Korean sailors were killed and 18 others wounded in a gun battle in 2002, caused by the North Korea patrol boats' crossing of the Northern Limit Line, which is a U.N. established border for North and South Korea. Around 30 North Koreans had been reportedly killed or injured.
North Korea does not recognize the line, and declared it invalid in 1999 and announced its own boundary far to the south.
A father whose son was killed in the sea conflict says North Korea should change its attitude.
[Park Nam-joon, Victim’s Father]: (male, Korean)
"North Korea should not do more shameful things. North Korean leaders should attend international affairs with determination and should change their attitude and open their society to make North Korean people get along well with us."
The navies of the two Koreas also clashed around the line in 1999, leaving less than a dozen South Koreans injured and around 100 North Koreans reportedly killed or injured.
Recently tensions escalated on the Korean peninsula after a North Korean submarine torpedoed a South Korean warship near the disputed sea-border.
North and South Korea are still technically at war since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, without a peace treaty.