All posts tagged "ferry"

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    Audrey Hepburn’s son to create ferry memorial in S. Korea

    By Park Sojung SEOUL (Yonhap) – The oldest son of late actress Audrey Hepburn is creating a forest in South Korea to commemorate the hundreds who were killed or went missing when a ferry capsized last year,...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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    Recovery of sunken ferry Sewol to cost over $110 million: gov’t

    SEJONG, April 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea is projected to spend more than 550 billion won (US$504 million) for a complete recovery from last year’s tragic sinking of a passenger ferry with the hoisting of the sunken...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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  • Family members of the victims of the April 2014 ferry disaster that claimed more than 300 lives have their heads shaved at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul on April 2, 2015, to demand the vessel's recovery and the truth behind the accident before the discussion of compensation measures for the families. (Yonhap)
    Families of Sewol victims shave their heads in protest

    By Jung Min-ho Families of the Sewol ferry disaster victims have refused compensation the government offered for last year’s ferry sinking, which left more than 300 people dead. At the Gwanghwamun Plaza, central Seoul, Thursday, the families...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • In a live interview aired on April 18, Hong posed as a civilian diver and told the MBN channel that the Coast Guard was preventing her peers from trying to rescue those missing.

She also said one of the divers was able to communicate with the survivors through the ferry's hull. (Korea Times file)
    Korean court acquits woman of lying about ferry rescue

    MOKPO, South Korea (Yonhap) – A district court on Friday acquitted a 26-year-old woman accused of defaming the Korean Coast Guard by saying it was blocking civilian rescue operations in the immediate aftermath of April’s ferry disaster. The...

    • Posted January 9, 2015
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    Sewol operator chief gets 10-year jail term

    GWANGJU (Yonhap) — A district court on Thursday sentenced the head of the sunken ferry Sewol operator to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of more than 300 people. Kim Han-sik, chief executive...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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    S. Korea launches new safety agency in response to ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday formally launched a new safety agency in the wake of April’s ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students, and exposed shortcomings in disaster response....

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Park In-yong
    Former admiral named head of new S. Korean safety agency

    By Kang Seung-woo President Park Geun-hye named former Navy Admiral Park In-yong, 62, as head of a newly established agency for public safety Tuesday. The new organization has been set up to strengthen safety in the wake...

    • Posted November 18, 2014
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