All posts tagged "ferry"

  • Lee Joon-seok
    Sunken ferry captain gets life imprisonment for murder

    GWANGJU, April 28 (Yonhap) — The captain of the sunken ferry Sewol was sentenced to a life term for murder at an appeals court here Tuesday. Overturning a lower court ruling that acquitted Lee Joon-seok of murder,...

    • Posted April 28, 2015
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  • (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
    Risk and worry await S. Korea’s work to lift doomed ferry

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • South Korean Public Safety and Security Minister Park In-yong, right, speaks during a press conference as Oceans and Fisheries Minister Minister Yoo Ki-june listens at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. South Korea on Wednesday formally approved plans to salvage the ferry Sewol that sank last year, meeting demands made by bereaved families wanting details about the cause of the sinking and the recovery of bodies of nine people still missing. The disaster killed more than 300 people, mostly high school students on a trip to a resort island. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Seoul announces plans to retrieve sunken ferry

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea announced plans Wednesday to salvage the ferry that sunk off the country’s southwest coast a year earlier, claiming 304 lives. The retrieval will likely begin in September and take up to 18...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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    S. Korean gov’t concludes physical recovery of sunken ferry possible

    SEJONG (Yonhap) — A technical review has concluded the physical recovery of a passenger ferry that sank last year will be possible, the government said Monday, although a decision on whether the country will actually salvage the...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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  • sewol
    A year later, Sewol tragedy continues to haunt South Korea

    The ferry disaster that paralyzed South Korea met its one-year anniversary Thursday. On April 16, 2014, the passenger ferry boat Sewol sank near Jindo Island. It was carrying 476 people, a majority of them the junior class...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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  • 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)
    Classrooms remain shrines for Sewol victims until ‘spiritual graduation’

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Surrounded by the buzz of regular school life, a few classrooms at Danwon High School stand apart. They have become part shrine, part refuge, part confessional. One year ago a ferry carrying...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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    Gov’t study shows recovery of sunken ferry technically possible

    SEJONG, April 10 (Yonhap) — A feasibility study has shown that the physical recovery of a passenger ferry that sank last year may be technically possible, but it has yet to be decided whether to actually salvage...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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