The death toll is rising in the South Korean ferry disaster and the number of people missing is going down. Divers are putting their own lives on the line to recover the remains of those who died on the doomed ship. At the same time there is a massive investigation going on to figure out what caused the ferry to sink. Kyung Lah has the latest.
Anderson discussed these developments with cargo ship captain James Staples and Maritime Security Council Governor Emeritus Kim Petersen.
It has been over a week since any survivors have been rescued from the South Korean ferry. We are now learning more about some of those who lost their lives. Kyung Lah has new information about the victims.
Kyung Lah has the latest on the ferry investigation and dangerous search for victims still trapped inside.
Until all the bodies of the ferry victims are recovered, the ship remains a gravesite. After they are returned to their families a massive salvage operation will begin. Gary Tuchman looks at how this massive ship might be recovered.
South Korean officials are still calling it a rescue mission, but no ferry survivors have been found since 174 were rescued when the ship sank. So far divers say they have found no air pockets in the sections of the ferry where most of the passengers were. Kyung Lah is on a boat near the search zone.
Divers are putting their lives at risk to reach the passengers who lost their's on the Sewol Ferry. There are parts of the ship that remain out of reach to divers. That's where remote operated miniature submarines may be able to help. Randi Kaye got an up close look at what they can do.
Anderson discussed the search with Merchant Marine Captain James Staples, Kim Petersen, Governor Emeritus of the Maritime Security Council and retired Navy SEAL Brandon Webb.
"Help us. The boat is sinking" was the first message emergency responders on land received alerting them to a problem on board the South Korean ferry. That call came from a young passenger using his cell phone, not from the crew. Hours later the ship would sink with hundreds of people still on board. Kyung Lah has the latest on the effort to reach those passengers.
Anderson discussed the ferry captain and crew's actions with Merchant Marine Captain James Staples and Kim Petersen, Governor Emeritus of the Maritime Security Council.
The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry is facing a string of criminal charges. South Korea's President even compared his actions to murder. How have other captains responded to previous maritime disasters? Randi Kaye takes a closer look.
Anderson discusses the responsibilities sea captains have to their passengers and crews.
It is a dangerous and heartbreaking job, and it will continue until all of the victims of the capsized South Korean ferry have been found. Divers are working to get inside the ship and find all of the missing passengers. Kyung Lah reports on the heartbreaking scene as the bodies are returned to their families.
Kyung Lah reports on the latest in the search from the waters off the South Korean coast.
Heartbreak in South Korea as divers recover to bodies of more passengers killed in the ferry disaster. Hundreds of people are still missing and divers are working around the clock to find them. President Park Geun-hye says she is filled with "rage and horror," she even likened the captain and crew's actions to murder. Anderson takes a look at the human toll of this tragedy.
Anderson discussed the search with Maritime Safety Consultant James Staples, retired Coast Guard rescue instructor Mario Vittone and retired Navy SEAL Cade Courtley.
Families of the South Korean ferry passengers are holding onto hope that their loved ones found air pockets inside the ship and are still alive. Tony Bullimore survived for four days in an air pocket after his yacht overturned between Antarctica and Australia.
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