All posts tagged "sewol"

  • The so-called special Sewol law, named after the 6,825-ton ferry that sank off the country's southwest coast on April 16, was passed on Friday. (Yonhap)
    National Assembly passes bills related to April ferry disaster

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The National Assembly on Friday passed a package of bills aimed at preventing a disaster similar to April’s ferry sinking that left more than 300 people dead or missing. Last week, the ruling and...

    • Posted November 7, 2014
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  • Ferry 2
    One more body recovered from sunken ferry Sewol

    One more body was recovered from the sunken ferry Sewol on Tuesday.  It was the first recovery in 102 days since July 18. The badly decomposed body, presumed to be that of a woman, was found in the...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • A girl ties yellow ribbons with messages for missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry boat Sewol in the water off the southern coast, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 2, 2014. More than 300 people are dead or missing in the disaster that has caused widespread grief, anger and shame. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
    After 6 months, ferry disaster remains political issue in S. Korea

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Rival political parties on Wednesday marked six months since April’s ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing by vowing to uncover the truth behind the tragedy through an independent probe....

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Yoo Dae-gyun
    4-year jail term sought for Sewol owner’s son

    By Kim Rahn Prosecutors called for a four-year jail term for Yoo Dae-gyun, the eldest son of the late Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of Chonghaejin Marine that operated the sunken ferry Sewol, Wednesday. The prosecution...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Ferry 2
    Ferry disaster blamed on cargo overloading, illegal redesign

    By Kim Han-joo SEOUL (Yonhap) — April’s deadly ferry sinking was caused by a combination of cargo overloading, an illegal redesigning of the ship to increase its cargo load and the steersman’s poor helmsmanship, the prosecution said...

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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  • Family members holding the portraits of the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol, sit on the street near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 9, 2014.
    [NYT] Ferry Disaster That United South Korea Now Polarizes It

      For months, the grieving parents of teenagers who drowned aboard the Sewol ferry have camped out on Seoul’s grandest boulevard, staging hunger strikes to protest what they call the government’s refusal to fully investigate...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • The rival parties stuck a deal over the long-disputed Sewol ferry bill Tuesday. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean parties reach Sewol bill compromise

    By Yi Whan-woo SEOUL — The rival parties stuck a deal over the long-disputed Sewol ferry bill Tuesday, ending the controversy over establishing an independent counsel to investigate the cause of the April 16 maritime disaster. The...

    • Posted September 30, 2014
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