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Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of S. Korea ferry sinking

Susong - When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now owners hope its salvage will herald a change in their fortunes.

Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of S. Korea ferry sinking

Susong - When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now owners hope its salvage will herald a change in their fortunes.

Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of S. Korea ferry sinking

Susong - When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now owners hope its salvage will herald a change in their fortunes.

South Korea's sunken Sewol a step closer to reaching port

Susong - South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step towards returning the vessel to port.

South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry starts final journey

Susong - South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry was sailed away from its watery grave Friday, beginning its final journey nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives.

South Korea prepares to move sunken Sewol ferry to port

Susong - Salvage operators were preparing to move South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry on to another vessel to transfer it to port Friday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives.

Hopes and fears meet for Sewol parents as ferry emerges

Susong - Huddled in makeshift shipping container homes on a South Korean waterfront, the relatives of the missing from the Sewol ferry disaster have endured a harrowing wait to recover their dead children.

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea raises sunken ferry: Yonhap

Susong - Salvage operators raised part of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry early Thursday, Yonhap news agency reported, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea tests raising of sunken ferry

Susong - Salvage operators began a test-lift of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry Wednesday, officials said, nearly three years after the disaster killed 304 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea selects China consortium for Sewol ferry salvage

Seoul - A Chinese-led consortium was selected Wednesday as the preferred bidder to take on the massive task of raising the South Korean passenger ferry that sank last year with the loss of more than 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry gets 36-year sentence

Gwangju - Gasps and screams filled a Gwangju courtroom Tuesday after the captain of a passenger ferry that killed more than 300 -- mostly high school students -- when it sank off South Korea last year was sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence.

Op-Ed: Continuing aftermath of the Sewol ferry disaster

A solution must be found, and quickly, if there is to be any peace for the grieving parents and the country that mourns alongside them.

Body found in South Korea identified as owner of sunken ferry

Suncheon - A body found in southern South Korea last month is that of the missing owner of the ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 and sparking a national outrage that still threatens the government in Seoul.

Korean ferry disaster death toll and survivor list revised again

South Korean authorities have revised the data on the missing and rescued people from the SEWOL maritime tragedy again. This is the seventh time in three weeks since the ferry capsized off the coast of Jindo island, South Korea.

After the death tolls: South Korea continues to cope with SEWOL Special

Imagine yourself standing off the coast of an island and watching a ferry sink as workers do everything they can to rescue survivors. Your son, daughter, brother, sister, parent — a loved one is on the ship.

Diver dies while searching sunken South Korean ferry for victims

Jindo - A diver searching the sunken ferry Sewol for bodies lost in last month's disaster off South Korea died Tuesday when a communication line broke, authorities said.

Ferry crew desertion like murder, South Korea's president says

South Korea's president said Monday that the captain and some crew members who escaped a ferry that sank with hundreds of vacationers had committed acts "tantamount to murder."

Op-Ed: Titanic, Costa Concordia captains had hubris, not ferry captain

The terrible tragedy that is the sinking of the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' is being compared to the Costa Concordia tragedy and even the Titanic. But a large difference is that the captain of the South Korean ferry made errors, but not errors of hubris.

Death toll rises to 61 as searchers enter capsized ferry

Ansan - Divers recovered more than a dozen bodies Sunday from a sunken ferry believed to still contain more than 250 passengers, mostly South Korean high school students on vacation who died Wednesday when the boat they were riding in capsized in the Yellow Sea.

South Korea hopes 'air pockets' keeping some in sunken ship alive

It may not be much to hope for but officials leading the efforts to rescue missing ferry passengers, most of them high-school students, are hoping "air pockets" in the sunken ship are keeping some alive. As many as 268 are still missing.
 

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An eight year-old child writes a message onto a yellow ribbon in memories of the high school student...
An eight year-old child writes a message onto a yellow ribbon in memories of the high school students who lost their life when the MV SEWOL ferry sank off he cast of Jindo island.
REMEMBERING: A makeshift memorial for passengers who died in the sinking of the MV Sewol in April ta...
REMEMBERING: A makeshift memorial for passengers who died in the sinking of the MV Sewol in April takes shape in downtown Seoul, near City Hall, on May 1.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
MOURNING: Visitors linger May 1 at a public memorial for victims of the South Korea ferry disaster a...
MOURNING: Visitors linger May 1 at a public memorial for victims of the South Korea ferry disaster at the Hwarang Public Garden in Ansan, the location of the high school where most of the victims attended.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
MOURNING: Visitors linger May 1 at the public memorial to victims of the South Korea ferry disaster ...
MOURNING: Visitors linger May 1 at the public memorial to victims of the South Korea ferry disaster at the Hwarang Public Garden in Ansan.
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REMEMBER: A memorial to the victims of the South Korean ferry Sewol  which sank April 16 with hundre...
REMEMBER: A memorial to the victims of the South Korean ferry Sewol, which sank April 16 with hundreds of passengers, is seen May 1 in the Hwarang Public Garden in Ansan.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
Photo shows the Sewol  the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea killing hundreds of high school...
Photo shows the Sewol, the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea killing hundreds of high school students.
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Ribbons in memories of those lost to the SEWOL ferry disaster  hang on an alter as they blow in the ...
Ribbons in memories of those lost to the SEWOL ferry disaster, hang on an alter as they blow in the wind.
US Marines aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard prepare to respond to the April 16 sinking of the South K...
US Marines aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard prepare to respond to the April 16 sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol that kiled hundreds of high school students.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
One of many alters constructed in memory of the SEWOL ferry accident. This one was built by World Pe...
One of many alters constructed in memory of the SEWOL ferry accident. This one was built by World Peace Freedom United.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
Memorial display for hundreds of schoolchildren killed in the sinking of the ferry Sewol is shown at...
Memorial display for hundreds of schoolchildren killed in the sinking of the ferry Sewol is shown at Hwarang Public Garden in Ansan, South Korea.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
A passerby stopped to write a message on a ribbon and tie it to an alter as a sign of respect for th...
A passerby stopped to write a message on a ribbon and tie it to an alter as a sign of respect for the victims of the SEWOL ferry accident.

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