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Old 04-16-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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Of 462 passengers on board the ship when it set sail from the port of Incheon late on Tuesday, nearly 340 are believed to have been from the same high school near the capital Seoul, on their way to Jeju island for a field trip.
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The latest official estimates say that of 462 people on board the Sewol, 174 have been rescued and four people are confirmed dead, including at least one student from the school. That leaves 284 people unaccounted for.
Read more: Families of missing face agonizing wait after South Korea ferry disaster | Reuters
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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It was a ferry not a cruise ship. A ferry usually transports passengers from point A to B. A cruise ship is not a mode of transportation with goes from A to B to C to D to F to A.

Why I think the distinction is important is because these captains and engineers drive these routes multiple times per day and week.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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I assume there are good reasons for why divers haven't gone into the ferry, and why there's been no mention of that, at least that I've seen.

EDIT-I read that diving has been suspended until daylight. How much daylight will penetrate an inverted sunken ferry? Why are they not exhausting every possible attempt at finding survivors?
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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We here in Korea are wondering the same. The reasons/excuses are that the water is too murky, too cold, too rough. People are absolutely livid about this situation in regards to the response from the government and actions of the captain and staff on board.

Seriously... what kind of captain leaves the sinking ship with some 300 odd people on board?
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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Apparently, the vice principal who was rescued from the ship hanged himself, yesterday.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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This is one of the saddest and most heartbreaking things I have ever seen.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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terrible terrible terrible, those poor children, I cant even imagine how the families must feel.
prayers and thoughts to all.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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I assume there are good reasons for why divers haven't gone into the ferry, and why there's been no mention of that, at least that I've seen.

EDIT-I read that diving has been suspended until daylight. How much daylight will penetrate an inverted sunken ferry? Why are they not exhausting every possible attempt at finding survivors?
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We here in Korea are wondering the same. The reasons/excuses are that the water is too murky, too cold, too rough.
No excuses for the crew, but as for divers, salvage diving (which is basically what this is) is seriously dangerous under the best conditions. Their safety protocols come from very heard-earned experience - if they say it's too risky, it's likely the truth.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:39 AM
 
Location: NY
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Seriously... what kind of captain leaves the sinking ship with some 300 odd people on board?
Something like what the big boss at my job would do if he knew the building were about to explode.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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Really sad story.
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