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Fears rise for missing in South Korea ferry sinking





Passenger Ferry Sinks in South Korea

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al12exb April 16 2014 at 12:53 PM

this is a horrific tragedy. I hope all lost people get accounted for so that closure can happen.

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emmett April 16 2014 at 12:45 PM

If I'm reading correctly the slow process of the sinking enabled several manned rescue vehicles to be on the scene to aid in the evacuation of the ship and most of the passengers. At the point of this article 90 people are still missing from the original 477 and may just be the uncounted rescued. Luck is with this ship with not only good weather but the quick response of the rescuers .

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ilenedan2 emmett April 16 2014 at 12:56 PM

You're not reading it correctly. Most of the people are dead, not rescued.

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we3behappy1s emmett April 16 2014 at 1:08 PM

At least 270 are still missing.....unfortunately.

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oneroundko April 16 2014 at 7:02 AM

Horrible.

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Ellen April 16 2014 at 12:47 PM

Why Why

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Ellen Ellen April 16 2014 at 12:48 PM

Why did captain wtell student to stay where they were should have gotten call out at once not wait 3 hrso
so sad young teen have their life ahead of them

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ilenedan2 Ellen April 16 2014 at 12:59 PM

Read the story again. The trouble first began three hours into their journey. They did not wait 3 hours.

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ayyiyicaramba Ellen April 16 2014 at 2:20 PM

@ ilenedan2

""... The trouble first began three hours into their journey. They did not wait 3 hours.""
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WRONG! From what I read, the trouble started 3-hours AWAY (FROM) the destination. According to my math, if this ship departed on a 14-hour journey to Jeju, then it was smooth sailing for 11-hours.

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Carole Ann April 16 2014 at 12:53 PM

So many times there are diasters of this type, doesn't anyone in these countries see they need to impose some limits to number of passengers and seawothyness of these ships, Probably just about paying off the right people though. Feel heart sorry for the familes of those poor people who perished, God be with them.

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ian47pegasus Carole Ann April 16 2014 at 2:00 PM

From the size of the ship, less than 300 passengers would not seam to be unreasonable, however we do not as yet know what the cargo was or even if the number of crew was correct for that size of ship. No possibility should be ruled out at this stage. But in the end if it is deamed that it was caused by a negligent member of the crew, all of the responsability for it should rest on the sholders of the Captain.

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Donald Patrick April 16 2014 at 12:47 PM

The story says the ferry had a maximum capacity of over 900 people..It was just over 50% capacity. What we don't know is how many vehicles(180 Max) or shipping containers(152 Max) there were. Any of the vehicles or containers could have not been restrained properly and shifted causing the listing of the ship.

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binny754 April 16 2014 at 6:48 AM

lots of high profile tragedies happening to innocent people nowadays, so sad

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Jud April 16 2014 at 12:48 PM

Prayers for all involved. It doesn't matter who we are or where we live, we do not wish this on any human being.

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Steven April 16 2014 at 1:05 PM

Our family prays for those who have lost loved ones in this terrible accident. This is surely a parents worst nightmare.

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valdemarjr Steven April 16 2014 at 4:35 PM

하나님은 한국의 모든 학생들을 보호

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manfrombighorn April 16 2014 at 12:56 PM

Ferry ... again. Not safe, isn't it? Should there be a safety rule such as limiting the cargo, weather effects, and so forth? This is getting tiresome.

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