Thursday, July 19, 2018
Maritime News

Korean Court Holds Government Accountable for 2014 Sewol Ferry Sinking

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, July 19 (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Thursday acknowledged for the first time the government’s liability for the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry,...

July 19, 2018
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Finance

Sewol Ferry Fallout Puts Jeopdae In Jeopardy

by Jiyeun Lee (Bloomberg) Extravagant dinners with whiskey and wine, golfing weekends, pricey beef and seafood gift sets. South Korean companies are trying to figure out how to do without...

August 29, 2016
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Accidents

South Korea Finalizes Sewol Salvage Contract

  The government of South Korea has finalized a deal with a China-led consortium for the salvage of the sunken Sewol ferry off Jindo island. South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans...

August 4, 2015
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
News

Angry and Divided, South Korea Mourns On Anniversary of Sewol Ferry Disaster

A day of mourning for the 304 victims of the Sewol ferry sinking was overtaken by acrimony on Thursday, as organizers called off a ceremony planned to mark its one-year anniversary to protest against the South Korean government's response to the disaster.

April 16, 2015
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News

South Korean President Promises to Raise Sunken Sewol Ferry

On the one year anniversary of the Sewol ferry tragedy, South Korean President Park Guen-hye has vowed to raise the sunken ferry as soon as possible. Speaking before a crowd...

April 16, 2015
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
News

South Korea Response to Ferry Disaster Has Been a Tragedy – View

(Bloomberg View) — On April 16, 2014, more than 300 people died when a passenger ferry carrying mostly high-school students sank off the coast of South Korea. Sadly, inexcusably, the...

April 15, 2015
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Monday, April 13, 2015
News

A Year After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Safety Concerns Persist in South Korea

By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Nearly a year after her 16-year-old daughter was among 304 people killed when an overloaded ferry capsized, Park Eun-mi says not...

April 13, 2015
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Accidents

South Korea Preparing Sewol Salvage Task Force – Reports

The South Korean government is preparing a task force to examine options for salvaging the sunken Sewol ferry, according to local media reports.

November 17, 2014
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maritime News

Sewol Crew File for Appeal

Eight of the 15 surviving crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April have filed for appeal against their convictions on negligence charges in the country's worst maritime disaster in more than four decades.

November 13, 2014
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
News

ITF Condemns Sewol Ferry Sentences

The International Transport Workers’ Federation’s seafarers’ section chair, David Heindel, has condemned South Korea’s sentencing of the Sewol ferry Captain and crew, describing the 36 year sentence handed down to...

November 12, 2014
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Maritime News

Court Mulling Death Penalty for Sewol Ferry Captain Stirs Bitter Memory

After his mother was killed in a 1970 ferry sinking in South Korea, Nah Jong Ryeol spent four decades documenting the disaster in hopes of preventing another tragedy. Then the Sewol sank in April killing 304 people.

November 10, 2014
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Monday, July 28, 2014
Maritime News

Teen Survivors Testify At Sewol Ferry Trial

Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.

July 28, 2014
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
News

Sewol Search Helicopter Crashes, Killing Five

A helicopter involved in the search for those still missing from the Sewol ferry disaster has crashed in South Korea.

July 17, 2014
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
News

Sewol Trial: Ferry Crew Blames Coast Guard

The surviving crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people and sparking a nationwide outpouring of grief argued on Tuesday that it was up to the coastguard to rescue the passengers, not them.

June 17, 2014
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Maritime News

Sewol Ferry Family Boss Eludes South Korea’s Biggest and Most Bizarre Manhunt

South Korea's biggest and most bizarre manhunt, linked to a ferry disaster in which hundreds drowned, has come full circle at the compound of a sect known for its organic ice cream as police on Thursday used earth movers to search for tunnels.

June 12, 2014
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Maritime News

South Korea Offers $500,000 Reward for Elusive Sewol Owner

South Korea has hiked to nearly half a million dollars its reward for information leading to the capture of Yoo Byung-un, the head of the family that owns the operator of a ferry that capsized and sank last month, killing more than 300 people.

May 27, 2014
Total Views: 2

Monday, May 19, 2014
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News

Park Says She Will Disband Coast Guard in Ferry-Sinking Apology

By Sam Kim May 19 (Bloomberg) — South Korean President Park Geun Hye apologized to the nation over the sinking of a passenger ferry that left 300 people dead or...

May 19, 2014
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
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News

Captain of Sunken Korean Ferry Charged With Murder

By Ju-min Park MOKPO, South Korea, May 15 (Reuters) – The captain and three senior crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 280...

May 15, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, May 1, 2014
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Multimedia

The Kids on the Sewol Had Very Little Clue They Were About to Die

Just released cell phone video recovered from the body of one of the students that died on board the Sewol captures the overall sense of naivety about the situation the...

May 1, 2014
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Incidents

Lifeboats, Liferafts and the Sunken Ferry M/V SEWOL

On April 16, 2014 the Korean-flagged passenger ferry M/V SEWOL sank resulting in a large loss of life of the passengers. While this story will continue to develop as this...

April 29, 2014
Total Views: 171