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The salvaged Sewol ferry (back) on display at a port in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province on Tuesday, as South Korea marks the 10th anniversary of the country's worst-ever maritime disaster.
Apr 16, 2024
South Korea marks 10th anniversary of Sewol ferry disaster
Families called out the names of the deceased and threw flowers into the water, followed by a moment of silence.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2015
South Korean police clash with protesters following Sewol ferry disaster anniversary
South Korean police on Saturday clashed with thousands of protesters, blocking their way to the presidential palace, where they hoped to demand a more vigorous government response to a ferry disaster that claimed more than 300 lives a year ago.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2015
A year after ferry disaster, safety concerns persist in South Korea
Nearly a year after her 16-year-old daughter was among 304 people killed when an overloaded ferry capsized, Park Eun-mi says not much has changed when it comes to safety in South Korea.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2014
Lawmaker in South Korea slams Sankei reporter's indictment as 'shameful'
A veteran South Korean opposition lawmaker slammed prosecutors there on Tuesday for indicting a Japanese reporter who allegedly defamed President Park Geun-hye by repeating innuendo about her actions in the hours following the deadly Sewol ferry sinking.
Aug 13, 2014
South Korea raps Sankei Shimbun for 'defaming' president
South Korea's Foreign Ministry has criticized the Sankei Shimbun for running a report on President Park Geun-hye that questioned her whereabouts on April 16 when the ferry Sewol sank, killing more than 300 people.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2014
South Korean sect raided but Sewol boss eludes nationwide manhunt
South Korea's biggest and most bizarre manhunt, linked to a ferry disaster in which hundreds drowned, has come full circle at the compound of a sect known for its organic ice cream as police on Thursday used earth movers to search for tunnels.
May 10, 2014
The Sewol tragedy: for whom the bell tolls
South Korea is a nation in mourning, sharing the unfathomable grief of parents who lost their teenage children on what should have been a festive school trip. It is a nation experiencing collective depression, where many are tormented by the heartbreaking and endless grim news about the students who...
May 5, 2014
Malaysia's jet, Korea's ferry tell larger stories
Tragedy has struck Malaysia and South Korea in recent weeks, with the travails of searching for a lost airliner and of recovering bodies from a sunken ferry played out in horrifying detail on the world's TV screens. Unlike Malaysia, though, South Korea is likely to come out of its crisis stronger than ever.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2014
Boy who raised alarm on doomed ferry had no time to call parents
The frightened boy who first raised the alarm that a South Korean ferry with hundreds on board was sinking did not have time to call his parents, his father said, and was found dead not wearing a life jacket.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2014
Body of Korean boy who raised alarm on sinking ferry believed found
The body of a South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, his parents believe, but a DNA test has yet to confirm the find, media said on Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2014
'No response' as S. Korea ferry crew asked for orders to abandon ship
The crew of a South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of people on board repeatedly asked officers on the bridge whether or not to give the order to abandon ship, but there was no response, a crew member has said.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2014
Captain of ill-fated Korean ferry praised safety in promotional video
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea's southwestern tip, with hundreds feared dead, said in a promotional video four years ago that the journey was safe — as long as passengers followed the instructions of the crew.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2014
Korean ferry death toll rises to 32; relatives give DNA swabs to identify dead
Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.
Japan Times
Apr 17, 2014
Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors
Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after the South Korean ferry Sewol capsized 36 hours ago.
Japan Times
Apr 17, 2014
Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry sinking
South Korean coast guard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land.


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