All posts tagged "ferry"

  • In this picture taken on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, an alumna sits in a victim's chair inside a classroom at Danwon High School in Ansan, south of Seoul, South Korea. One year ago the ferry Sewol carrying 325 second-year students on a field trip to a southern island sank; only 75 survived. Their classrooms in this city about an hour south of Seoul have barely changed from the day they left for the trip. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    Teacher’s suicide after ferry disaster not death on duty: Top court

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s top court dismissed an appeal filed by the bereaved family of a former vice principal of a local high school, who committed suicide after many of his students died in a ferry...

    • Posted March 3, 2016
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  • Lee Joon-seok
    Top court upholds Sewol captain’s life imprisonment for murder

    By Choi Soo-hyang SEOUL (Yonhap) — The nation’s top court on Thursday upheld a life sentence for the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol for murdering 304 passengers aboard. Upholding a lower court’s ruling, the Supreme Court...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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  • Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin, is escorted by helpers to hold a press conference at Incheon Port International Passenger Terminal in Incheon, South Korea.
(Photo: AP/Yonhap)
    Sewol operator chief gets 7-year jail term

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Supreme Court said Thursday it has upheld a seven-year jail sentence for the head of the sunken ferry Sewol operator for involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of more than 300 people. Kim...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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  • A man breaks down after checking the list. (Yonhap)
    Seven in 10 victims of ferry sinking file for gov’t compensation

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The government has finished the first phase of the compensation claims process for victims of last year’s tragic ferry sinking, with about seven out of every 10 victims and survivors filing for damages, the...

    • Posted October 1, 2015
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  • Philadelphia SESAMO will hold a memorial event for the 500th-day anniversary of the Sewol sinking.
    Philly Koreans to put on 500th-day anniversary Sewol memorial event

    By The Korea Times Philadelphia staff A Korean American Philadelphia group supporting the families of the Sewol ferry sinking, SESAMO, will hold a 500th-day anniversary memorial event Saturday. “There are still people missing, the recovery process has...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Divers begin the process of salvaging the remains of the sunken Sewol ferry. (Yonhap)
    Divers begin work to recover sunken Sewol ferry

    SEJONG (Yonhap) — The work to recover a passenger ship that sank more than a year ago began Wednesday with a survey of underwater conditions to decide how the ship will be pulled out of the water....

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • Ships from China-based Shanghai Salvage arrive at the sinking site of the Sewol ferry near Jindo Island off South Korea's southwestern tip on Aug. 16, 2015, to prepare for salvaging the submerged ship. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea to begin work to recover sunken ferry this week

    SEJONG, Aug. 18 (Yonhap) — South Korea will launch its multimillion dollar project this week to recover the Sewol ferry, nearly 10 months after the country stopped searching for the nine people still missing from the tragic...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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