All posts tagged "rescue"

  • A Coast Guard rescuer tries to enter a capsized Chinese fishing boat off South Korea's southwestern coast on Jan. 27, 2016, to save crew members trapped inside. The vessel overturned hile it was being towed by another Chinese fishing boat. There were 10 fishermen aboard the boat. (Photo courtesy of West Sea Fisheries Management Service) (Yonhap)
    Five Chinese fishermen rescued from capsized boat

    SHINAN, South Korea (Yonhap) — Five Chinese fishermen have been rescued from their boat that capsized in the waters off South Korea’s southwestern coast Wednesday, while one died and four others went missing, the coast guard said....

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • A photo of the orca that had stranded itself on the rocks off the northern coast of British Columbia (Courtesy of Whale Point/Facebook)
    Good news: Volunteers, researchers save beached Orca through 8-hour process

    A wild orca, also known as a killer whale, found itself stranded on some rocks Wednesday after swimming too close to the British Columbian shore as the tide slipped away. Luckily there were whale researchers and volunteers...

    • Posted July 26, 2015
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  • This photo shows an accident site where a South Korean fishing ship sunk off the coast of the Russian Far East on Dec. 1, 2014. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean rescue vessel heads to Bering Sea where 27 died

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A South Korean vessel is on pace to arrive Friday in the west Bering Sea, where a fishing ship sank, killing at least 27 people. The commander of the U.S. Coast Guard in...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    Death toll rises to 56

    (Yonhap) Rescue divers combed the sunken ferry Sewol off southwestern coast Sunday in Korea after retrieving more than a dozen bodies from inside the underwater wreck for the first time since the sinking, as hopes fade for...

    • Posted April 20, 2014
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    Death toll rises to 36, no new survivors found

    By Yoon Sung-won, Nam Hyun-woo JINDO ― Only sobs and moans were heard in a gymnasium in Jindo, South Jeolla Province, where friends and family of passengers who went missing in the ferry Sewol’s accident gathered to watch a...

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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  • Members of the Navy’s ship salvage unit (SSU) search Thursday for missing passengers who were on a ferry that sank off the southwestern coast Wednesday morning. Five hundred and fifty-five Navy, Coast Guard and civilian divers and support personnel are on the scene. / Yonhap
    [HOT LINKS] South Korea ferry disaster: What’s the likelihood of finding survivors?

     – As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning slim hopes on floundering air pockets in the capsized South Korean ferry. They know the odds aren’t in...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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  • Strong winds and waves as well as swift currents, poor weather, low visibility and cold water prevented them from getting inside the shipwreck, raising fears of more casualties. (Yonhap)
    Bad weather slows search operations

    By Kang Seung-woo Full-scale search and rescue operations got under way Thursday for possible survivors of a capsized ferry off the southwestern coast. In hopes of finding any or all of nearly 300 passengers on the Sewol...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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