Ferry with nearly 500 passengers sank near Jindo

Terrible news today of a large ferry, around half-full, that apparently struck a reef and sank about two hours later.

Well, there is a lot of good news.  Thanks to massive efforts by Coast Guard and Navy vessels, most of the people on board were rescued.  Approximately 100 more are thought to remain in the sunken ship.


From images given by the papers, if those hundred are alive, there are in dire, Poseidon Adventure conditions.

English papers in Korea have good details (Chosun, Herald, Times) but the best work seems to be from the NY Daily.  The photos below are from the NY Daily:Screen shot 2014-04-16 at 4.13.00 PM

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2 Responses to “Ferry with nearly 500 passengers sank near Jindo”

  1. Anne Says:

    9 AM news here says that 300 are missing … an updated report

  2. surprisesaplenty Says:

    Yes, I am hearing nearly 300 people. I think there were so many disparate rescue vessels that observers hoped more victims would trickle in from other boats. It’s looking more and more grim. More like the Italian cruise ship disaster- the captain was questioned as a witness then again as a suspect.

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