All posts tagged "ferry"

  • Sewol Captain Lee Joon-seok in his underwear is being rescued from the ship as it capsizes by first responders in this still from a video capturing the sinking of the ferry on April 16, which was released by the Coast Guard, Monday. While Lee and other crewmembers were taking flight, other footage shows few people on the decks, with hundreds of students heeding the crew’s instructions and staying inside their cabins. Over 300 people, mostly students on a school trip, have been confirmed dead or listed as missing.
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    [HOT LINKS] Cell phone video of ferry’s final moments released

      - “Wow, it’s tilting a lot. We’re tilting to this side. Can’t move.” “You think I’m really gonna die?” “What’s going on?” These are the voices of some of the students on the Sewol ferry as...

    • Posted April 28, 2014
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    Obama brings magnolia sapling from White House to Danwon High School

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — U.S. President Barack Obama offered a U.S. national flag and a magnolia seedling to South Korea on Friday in a symbolic token of sympathy and condolences over the tragic sinking of the ferry Sewol,...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Broken fingers, bodies tied together reveal the horror of ferry sinking

    They tried to hold on to anything, and each other By Tae Hong Hundreds of second-year high school students, helpless in a sinking ferry boat, trapped and young and terrified — it’s the narrative emerging from a...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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  • Messages are changing from  "Please come back" and "We miss you" to "Sorry (we couldn't save you)." (Newsis)
    Ferry search operation enters 10th day

    By Nam Hyun-woo The emergency task force center deployed all available divers, ships and rescue devices for search-and-rescue operations on the sunken ferry Sewol, Friday, but made little progress, much to the despair of relatives of the...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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  • Yang Hyun-seok, CEO of YG Entertainment.
    YG head donates $500K to help families of ferry victims

    Yang Hyun-seok, CEO of YG Entertainment, has donated 500 million won (nearly $500,000) to help families of the victims of the Sewol tragedy. The money was donated through YG Entertainment’s public campaign, WITH. Yang has been making various donations along with his artists, including rapper Sean, and K-pop...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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  • A 57-year-old first engineer, only identified as his surname Sohn, answers questions from reporters at a court in Mokpo in southwestern South Korea on April 24, 2014. He is facing charges of causing the deaths of passengers through abandonment. (Yonhap)
    First engineer of capsized ferry denies abandoning passengers

    (Yonhap) — A crew member rescued from a capsized ferry on Thursday denied allegations that he abandoned passengers and escaped the ill-fated ship shortly after it showed signs of sinking. The 57-year-old first engineer, only identified as...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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    Unanswered questions in ferry sinking

    By Tae Hong A week has gone by since the sinking of the ferry boat Sewol, taking with it more than 150 lives — a number that continues to rise with ongoing rescue efforts. South Koreans mourn...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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