Still in Our Hearts, the Sewol Ferry Tragedy
Song Yoon Heejeong  |  smt_shj@sm.ac.kr
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2017.06.22  15:16:19
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 네이버 구글 msn

On April 16, 2014, 476 people on board the Sewol Ferry for various reasons such as on school retreat, travel, business, and work experienced a life changing event.  The ferry sank and only 172 people survived.  Over 300 people lost their lives that day, many of which are known to be dead but others are still missing near the JindoPaegmok port in Gangwon Province. As the ship sank, the captain boarded a lifeboat after telling others on board to keep calm and stay where they were.  Soon after the ship was reported to be sinking, maritime police began searching for people and they found the first body on April 19.  The search was called off after 209 days at the request of families of the remaining 11 missing individuals on November 11, 2014.  On March 22, 2017, 1,000 days after the disaster, the Korean government ordered workers to salvage the ship.  Two Chinese shipping boats were employed to carry out the task.  Finally, on March 23, three years after the disaster, the ship was lifted from its sea grave.  The ship was badly rusted, but now that it had been lifted from the seabed, workers could start the search for the remaining nine missing people.  During the lifting procedure, work was delayed for three hours.  On March 25, they carried out the plan jacking barge would be connected to the ship, and a semi-submersible shelf lifted the ferry entirely from the sea.  The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries searched the ferry’s interior blocks on April 1, which had previously been impossible.  The search of the ship is expected to continue over the next two months.  Many attribute the initial delay to help survivors on the day of the accident to inappropriate measures like the irresponsibility of the crew, passive rescue operations, and poor security and safety.  It is important for Koreans to remember the disaster and to demand the government improve its emergency response times and action.


Song Yoon Heejeong의 다른기사 보기  
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Mandatory Installation of CCTV Cameras in Operating Rooms
Everything about Tintin
The Best Chance Ever at Sookmyung, COE COLLEGE
Sookmyungians’ Condition: Living Without Waste
A New Wave of Commerce
Make Our Story, Not History
This Is Me
Guardian of Stray Cats: Sookmyojigyo
Learning about Futuristic Technology, AWS
숙명타임즈 소개기사제보광고문의불편신고개인정보취급방침이메일무단수집거부청소년보호정책
The Sookmyung Times is published monthly by the Sookmyung Times Office at the Student Building Room 309,
Student Union Building Room 309, 100, Cheongpa-ro 47-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea, 04310. *Registration No. Ra-1783, Oct. 25, 1973
Tel : 02)710-9721   |  Fax : 02)706-2695   |  청소년보호책임자 : 김주희  |   Copyright © 2007 숙명타임즈. All rights reserved.