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3 hrs ago | The Columbian

S.Korea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon.


7 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Scientists locate shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

A dense fog enveloped the iron and wood steamship City of Chester and its 106 passengers as they began the slow journey north from San Francisco Bay to Eureka.


10 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

"He - A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Agriculture, Science, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Wedding

14 hrs ago |

No air pockets found on two floors of ferry

Divers have found no air pockets on the third and fourth floors of the sunken ferry Sewol, South Korean authorities said Wednesday.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News

16 hrs ago | The Age

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 100 as anger mounts towards authorities

Rescue workers and divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near buoys that were installed to mark the vessel's position in the water off the southern coast of South Korea near Jindo.


Related Topix: Park Geun-hye

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

First Sign Of South Korea Ferry Disaster Was Call From A Frightened Boy

The first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was made by a boy with a shaking voice, three minutes after the vessel made its fateful last turn.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Park Geun-hye

The Janesville Gazette

10 things: Anger overshadows Korean ship's heroic crew

In this April 16, 2014 file image taken from video released by News Y via Yonhap, passengers from the Sewol, a South Korean ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by a South Korean Coast Guard helicopter in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Park Geun-hye

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary.


Related Topix: Bourne, MA

Death toll from South Korea ferry tops 110 as 4 more crew arrested

For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification.


Related Topix: Asia, South Korea, World News,


Crew members: We couldn't reach lifeboats

Crew members from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol said Tuesday that they were unable to reach the lifeboats as the ship was tilting over.


Washington Examiner

SKorea: Ferry didn't take hard turn before sinking

South Korean officials say their earlier conclusion that the sunken ferry had made a sharp turn shortly before the disaster was incorrect, and that the vessel changed course much more gradually.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

Ottawa Citizen

Canadians accept pipelines as safest way to move oil

Canadians think pipelines are a safer way to move oil than by either rail or tanker ship, but they don't give any mode of transport a strong endorsement.


Related Topix: Canada

Pres. of S. Korea blasts ferry captain; says actions 'tantamount to murder'

"You must've said, 'Daddy, save me,'" wept one father. His shout and the cries of other mourners were so chilling, that in a CNN news video , police guarding the recovery area of the sunken South Korean Ferry were seen wiping tears from their own faces.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Inside Bay Area

Brentwood: Boater killed in weekend accident identified

A boater who died during a fishing competition in the Delta on Saturday has been identified as a 40-year-old man, authorities said.


Related Topix: Brentwood, CA

Detroit Free Press

'Murderous' ferry captain told passengers to stay in rooms while he escaped

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.


Related Topix: Park Geun-hye


In recent sea disasters, captains jump ship

When the HMS Birkenhead, a British ship carrying troops, began to sink off the coast of South Africa in 1852, the captain and military officers on board famously allowed women and children to board the lifeboats first.



Learning to sail the Morgan again

There are vast records in the archives at Mystic Seaport about the Charles W. Morgan, careful record keeping from a ship that sailed the world hunting whales.


Related Topix: New London, CT

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia,

Camp helps firefighter who lost legs in accident

Washington Township firefighter Joe Tadijanac energetically demonstrated how he can sit down on a chair with his electronic prosthetic legs, get down on the floor and get back up.


Related Topix: Fire

WMTW-TV Auburn

Ferry accident survivor recounts escape

A 71-year-old survivor of the South Korean ferry accident says she can't understand how she survived when so many others were stuck in the boat.