Thursday, August 9, 2018
sewol ferry sinking
Maritime News

Investigation Fails to Pinpoint Cause of Sewol Ferry Sinking

The cause of one the worst maritime disasters in South Korea’s history is likely to remain a mystery. This week, an eight-member panel appointed by the South Korean government to...

August 9, 2018
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Maritime News

Bones Found Near Salvaged Sewol Ferry Not Human, Ministry Says

SEOUL, March 28 (Reuters) – South Korea on Tuesday said forensic examination showed bone fragments found near a salvaged ferry that sank in one of its worst disasters three years...

March 28, 2017
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Interesting

Photos: Sewol Wreck Ready for Lift to Mokpo

Salvage crews in South Korea are getting ready to move the Sewol ferry from the salvage site off Jindo Island to Mokpo, where a search for the nine missing victims...

March 27, 2017
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
News

Photos: Sunken Sewol Ferry Raised Three Years After Disaster

By Ju-min Park SEOUL, March 23 (Reuters) – A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly...

March 23, 2017
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Lifesaving Incidents

South Korea Starts Sewol Ferry Salvage Ops

By Suyeong Lee (Reuters) South Korea prepared on Sunday to raise the Sewol ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, testing...

March 19, 2017
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Accidents

Weather Hampers Lifting of Sewol Wreck in South Korea

High waves have forced salvage crews to delay the operation to lift the sunken Sewol ferry in South Korea until later this month. The lifting of vessel kicked off Sunday...

June 14, 2016
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Accidents

Diver Inspections Kick Off Sewol Salvage Project in South Korea

  A team of divers began preliminary inspections of the sunken Sewol ferry in South Korea on Wednesday, marking the first on-site operations in the effort to raise the vessel...

August 20, 2015
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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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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Accidents

China-Led Consortium Selected for Sewol Salvage

  South Korea has selected a China-led consortium as the preferred bidder for a multi-million dollar contract to raise the sunken Sewol ferry. South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced...

July 15, 2015
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Accidents

27 Companies Competing for Sewol Salvage Contract

  A total of 27 companies have submitted bids for the multi-million dollar contract to raise the sunken Sewol ferry in South Korea. The 27 companies represent seven consortiums participating...

June 23, 2015
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Accidents

South Korea Sets Plans to Raise Sewol Ferry

South Korea said on Wednesday it will raise the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, yielding to pressure from mourning families who have called for a deeper investigation into the disaster.

April 22, 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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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Maritime News

South Korea Launches New Agency to Replace Disbanded Coast Guard

South Korea launches a massive new government agency this week to handle emergency rescue and safety management seven months after the Sewol ferry disaster.

November 18, 2014
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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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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
News

Sewol Ferry Captain Spared Death Penalty, Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison

The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April was sentenced to 36 years in prison for not doing enough to save passengers in the country’s worst maritime disaster in more than four decades.

November 11, 2014
Total Views: 26