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2009/06/02 11:33 KST
(LEAD) S. Korea deploys guided-missile ship along western sea border

   By Sam Kim
SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea bolstered its naval defense capabilities Tuesday along its western sea border with North Korea by deploying its first guided-missile high-speed patrol boat there, the Navy said.

The deployment of the 440-ton Yun Yeong Ha comes as tension mounts in the Yellow Sea after North Korea scrapped the 1950-53 Korean War truce and threatened the safety of South Korean and U.S. naval vessels near the Northern Limit Line.