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South Korea Ferry Disaster

Captain Of Doomed South Korea Ferry Sentenced To Life In Prison

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildre...

Angry Relatives Snub South Korea's Leaders On Ferry Disaster Anniversary

AP | KIM TONG-HYUNG and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With public anger and grief raw one year after a ferry sinking killed 304 people, South Korea's president promised on Thur...

South Korea Grieves On Anniversary Of Sewol Ferry Disaster

Reuters | Ju-min Park | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

JINDO, South Korea, April 15 (Reuters) - South Korean parents mourning victims of last year's Sewol ferry disaster cried out their names at the spot w...

Captain Of Doomed Ferry Sentenced

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Enraged parents wept and screamed as a judge sentenced a South Korean ferry captain to 36 years in prison Tuesday for negl...

Death Penalty Sought For Captain Of Doomed Ferry

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, kill...

'I Have Committed A Grave Crime. I Am Sorry'

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

SEOUL, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April killing about 300 people, most of them school children, apologiz...

Student Survivors Give Harrowing Testimony Of Sinking Ferry

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay...

New Body Found After South Korean Ferry Disaster

AP | Posted 06.05.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A victim from the sunken South Korea ferry was retrieved in waters 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capsized vessel Thurs...

South Korean Wanted On Ferry Disaster Charges Fails In Asylum Bid

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2014 | World

SEOUL, June 3 (Reuters) - A South Korean businessman and Christian sect leader, wanted on charges tied to a ferry disaster in which more than 300 pa...

South Korea Ups Reward For Mysterious Ferry Owner

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has boosted to half a million dollars a reward for tips about the mysterious billionaire who the authorities b...

S. Korean President Vows To Disband Coast Guard In Wake Of Ferry Disaster

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president announced plans Monday to disband the coast guard and root out corruption and collusion between re...

Homicide Charges For Captain, 3 Crew For South Korea Ferry Disaster

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

(Adds quote, details) By Ju-min Park MOKPO, South Korea, May 15 (Reuters) - The captain and three senior crew members o...

Families Of Ferry Victims March On Presidential Palace

Reuters | James Pearson and Ju-min Park | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

SEOUL/INCHEON, South Korea, May 8 (Reuters) - Family members of hundreds of children killed when a ferry sank last month led a sombre march on South...

Diver Dies Searching For South Korean Ferry Victims

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | World

By Narae Kim SEOUL, May 6 (Reuters) - A diver lost consciousness and died on Tuesday during the search operation for victims still missing afte...

Damning Evidence Emerges In South Korea Ferry Disaster

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 05.04.2014 | World

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The doomed ferry Sewol exceeded its cargo limit on 246 trips — nearly every voyage it made in which it reported cargo ...

Warning About Ferry's Stability Problems Ignored

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An off-duty captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has told investigators that the owners ignored his warning that the s...

Mourners Worldwide Create Powerfully Moving Memorials In Tribute To South Korean Ferry Victims

Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact

On April 16, a South Korean ferry capsized. Emergency responders worked to rescue the 475 passengers, but in the aftermath hundreds were reported miss...

South Korea Sent Wrong Bodies To Ferry Disaster Families

AP | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As visiting President Barack Obama offered South Koreans his condolences Friday for the ferry disaster, the South Korean g...

Furious Relatives Swarm Officials Over Sunken Ferry

AP | GILLIAN WONG and YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confronta...

WATCH: Underwater Video Captures Search For Ferry Victims

Charlotte Alfred | The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

South Korea's navy has released a video showing the harrowing underwater search for the bodies of the passengers aboard the ferry that sank near Seoul...

What Korea can Learn from the Ferry Tragedy

Kim Kyung | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Kim Kyung

I cannot even express my condolences. I would like to tell the victims: "Kids, you are allowed to take a nap in heaven. You don't have to do homework, study for the college entrance exam, or prepare for employment. It will be sad not to see your family and friends, but they will always think of you and miss you. And we will try harder to fix this country so that your sacrifice won't be in vain."

South Korean President: 'Unforgivable, Murderous Acts' Committed In Ferry Disaster

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed 'unforgivable, m...

4 Crewmembers Of Sunken Ferry Detained

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | World

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to p...

South Korea Divers Retrieve Bodies From Inside Sunken Ferry

AP | FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 06.19.2014 | World

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off Sou...

Fearful Ferry Relatives Vent Outrage At South Korea Officials

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 06.19.2014 | World

JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relative...