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(LEAD)(Yonhap Feature) S. Korean Navy offers insight into demanding submarine life

2013/08/04 15:12

By Kim Eun-jung
JINHAE, South Korea, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- Life aboard a submarine can be tough. Operations are hectic, quarters are cramped and the health of crew members can suffer as a result.

Captain Hyun Chang-hoon used to have strong teeth before he joined the submarine fleet more than 20 years ago, but now the 47-year-old suffers from dental disease, which is a common health problem for veteran submariners due to the higher-than-normal amount of carbon dioxide inside a submarine.