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[Ferry Disaster] Families of ferry victims issue statement

The families of the victims who lost their lives or went missing on the Sewol issued a statement in Jindo on Friday, calling for stepped-up search and rescue efforts.The following is the full text of ...

Updated : 2014.04.18 14:57

[Ferry Disaster] 6-year-old who gave sister his lifejacket still missing

More stories of people who struggled to save others in Wednesday’s ferry tragedy emerged Friday. A 6-year-old boy surnamed Kwon put his lifejacket on his 5-year-old sister as the ferry Sewol went dow...

Updated : 2014.04.18 14:38

[Ferry Disaster] Erroneous list of survivors hurt hearts of families

A student once listed as a survivor turned out on Friday to be one of the missing passengers, escalating the criticism over the government’s initial handling of the ferry disaster in waters off Korea’s southwestern coast.The father of Moon Ji-sung expressed his anger over the erroneous l...

Updated : 2014.04.18 14:25

[Ferry Disaster] Diver blasts ‘lack of state effort’ in rescue operation

A civilian diver claimed Friday that the government is not providing sufficient equipment and boats needed for search-and-rescue operations of sunken ferry Sewol.Hong Ga-hye, who arrived late Thursday...

Updated : 2014.04.18 14:13

[Ferry Disaster] ‘Time to pray for miracles’

JINDO, South Jeolla Province -- Emotions ran high at Paengmok harbor Friday morning, 48 hours after the ferry Sewol sank in the waters off Korea‘s southwestern coast. Over 1,000 parents and families,...

Updated : 2014.04.18 13:53

[Ferry Disaster] ‘Third mate at the helm before ferry sank’

Investigative authorities said Friday that the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol gave the wheel to a third mate before the vessel began sinking.Prosecutors and the police have been conducting an inquiry into the exact cause of the ship’s sinking. "We have confirmed that the captain of th...

Updated : 2014.04.18 12:37

[Ferry Disaster] Rescuers enter interior of sunken ferry

Rescuers entered the interior of the sunken ferry Sewol on Friday, the third day of their frantic search for survivors.Navy divers first secured a route for their fellow divers to enter the ship’s di...

Updated : 2014.04.18 12:30

[Ferry Disaster] P.M. Chung to stay in Mokpo to support rescue efforts

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won is to stay at a police facility in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province, from Friday to ensure sufficient state support for the rescue operations at the scene of the ferry disast...

Updated : 2014.04.18 11:44

[Ferry Disaster] Three cranes arrive to pull up ferry

Three of four giant cranes arrived early Friday in the scene to help pull up the sunken ferry in Jindo, South Jeolla Province, officials said. Three massive cranes -- 2,300-ton, 2,000-ton and 1,200-to...

Updated : 2014.04.18 11:40

[Ferry Disaster] Video footage shows the sinking process of Korean ferry

A video footage that shows the sinking process of the Sewol was released on Youtube on Thursday.The brief, 46-second video clip shows a cracked smartphone screen playing footage, apparently recorded b...

Updated : 2014.04.18 11:21

[Ferry Disaster] Investigator’s probe operators of sunken ferry

A joint investigation team of prosecutors and police on Friday raided the office of Cheonghaejin Marine Co., the owner and operator of the Sewol ferry that sank Wednesday.Computer files and documents ...

Updated : 2014.04.18 11:05

[Ferry Disaster] Families of victims lambaste government, rescue staff

Family members of the victims in the Sewol ferry disaster berated the government for what they called “insufficient” rescue efforts on Friday.During a press conference, they also claimed that the go...

Updated : 2014.04.18 10:58

[Ferry Disaster] Park phones parent of student missing in ferry sinking

President Park Geun-hye has spoken by phone with the father of a high school student missing in the sinking of a ferry off the south coast, honoring her pledge to call him to make sure a series of promises she made are being carried out, an official said Friday.Park made the phone call aro...

Updated : 2014.04.18 10:51

[Ferry Disaster] ‘Survivor’ messages from ferry are fake: police

Police said late Thursday that all messages claiming to have been sent from the sunken ferry Sewol after it went down at noon on Wednesday appear fabricated.Police did not comment on the messages repo...

Updated : 2014.04.18 10:26

[Ferry Disaster] Death toll rises to 28 in ferry sinking

Navy and Coast Guard rescuers found 17 more bodies of passengers trapped in the Sewol on Thursday night and Friday morning, bringing the total number of confirmed dead to 28.Of the 17 victims, only 10...

Updated : 2014.04.17 23:46