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Raised South Korean ferry Sewol arrives at port for search

Raised South Korean ferry Sewol arrives at port for search

By Kim Tong-Hyung | AP March 31 at 4:49 AM
SEOUL, South Korea — A corroding South Korean ferry raised from the bottom of the sea last week arrived Friday at the port where it will be searched for the remains of the last nine victims of the 2014 sinking.

Dozens […]

Moon vows to reopen Sewol investigation

Moon vows to reopen Sewol investigation

By Yi Whan-woo

Leading presidential contender Moon Jae-in will revive a special investigative body that examined the Sewol ferry disaster to check remaining suspicions if elected in May, he said Friday.

During a visit to Jeonju Thursday, Moon said, “The next government will set up a new special investigative commission on the Sewol […]

Determining Cause of Sewol Sinking to Speed Up

Determining Cause of Sewol Sinking to Speed Up

Determining the cause of the Sewol ferry’s sinking is expected to speed up once the vessel is fully salvaged.

A committee which will investigate the cause of the sinking will launch soon as a special law on setting up and operating the committee took effect on Tuesday.

The committee […]

‘Woo obstructed probe into Sewol disaster’

‘Woo obstructed probe into Sewol disaster’

By Kim Bo-eun

Independent counsel Park Young-soo said Friday former presidential secretary Woo Byung-woo exerted influence on investigations into the Sewol ferry disaster in 2014.

Park also said that if another arrest warrant is sought for Woo, it will definitely be approved.

The counsel team requested a warrant to arrest Woo last week, but […]

Pres. Park still refusing to provide thorough details on missing Sewol seven hours

Pres. Park still refusing to provide thorough details on missing Sewol seven hours

In apparent attempt to drag out trial, Park’s attorneys also submitted preparatory documents contesting grounds of impeachment

On Feb. 3, 57 days after the motion of impeachment was passed by the National Assembly, President Park Geun-hye provided the Constitutional Court with preparatory documents contesting the […]

Court Dismisses Park’s Account of ‘Missing 7 Hours’

Court Dismisses Park’s Account of ‘Missing 7 Hours’

By Shin Su-ji, Chosun Ilbo

January 11, 2017 10:44

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed as “insufficient” a 16-page statement from President Park Geun-hye purporting to explain where she was during the 2014 ferry disaster.

Park’s lawyers submitted the document 19 days after the court asked her to detail her whereabouts during […]

South Korean protestors demand President Park’s immediate removal, Sewol ferry salvage

South Korean protestors demand President Park’s immediate removal, Sewol ferry salvage

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 07 January, 2017, 11:46pm
by: SCMP

Hundreds of thousands of protestors returned to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-hye’s immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead.

Park was impeached by parliament last month […]

11th Weekend Candlelight Vigil to Bring Attention to Sewol Sinking

11th Weekend Candlelight Vigil to Bring Attention to Sewol Sinking

The eleventh candlelight vigil demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye will be held in Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul on Saturday.

The upcoming rally will, in particular, feature various events related to the sinking of the Sewol ferry as next Monday will mark the 1000th day since […]

Documentary raises possibility of external shock on Sewol

Documentary raises possibility of external shock on Sewol

By Lee Kyung-min

A netizen investigator, known as “Zaro,” has released a documentary about the sinking of the ferry Sewol, claiming that the vessel sank due to an external shock, including a possible collision with a submarine.

The authorities have said that cargo overloading and the crew’s inept steering were the […]

‘Submarine crash may have caused Sewol sinking’

‘Submarine crash may have caused Sewol sinking’

The deadly sinking of the Sewol ferry, which left 295 dead and nine missing back in 2014, may have been a result of a submarine crash, not a simple accident caused by overloaded freight, an anonymous online commenter claims in a self-directed documentary on the incident.

The Defense Ministry refuted […]