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.
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.
"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.
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.
The captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea explained his decision to order passengers to stay on the ship. He is now facing a string of criminal charges. But that is little comfort for the families of hundreds of passengers who did not make it off the ferry. Kyung Lah has the latest from Jindo, South Korea.
Anderson spoke with U.S. Navy Captain Joey Tynch about the American effort to reach the trapped passengers.
There are hundreds of divers working to reach passengers trapped inside the capsized South Korean ferry. They are battling rough weather and cold water during 12-hour shifts. There are 276 people who are still missing. Loved ones are praying air pockets inside the ship are keeping them alive. Kyung Lah is in Jindo, South Korea with the latest on the rescue effort.
Only one of the ferry's 46 life boats deployed. This is just one of the troubling questions Anderson discusses with maritime safety consultant James Staples, rescue diver Butch Hendrick and Maritime Security Council Governor Emeritus Kim Petersen.
There is no sign of Flight 370 and there is no sign of the search slowing down. Planes and ships are now looking in a new area of the Indian Ocean closer to the Australian coast. This comes as the transcripts between the plane and air traffic control were just released. Jim Sciutto has the latest.
A nuclear submarine from the UK is joining the Flight 370 search with some powerful new tools. Kyung Lah has more from Australia.
For weeks, Malaysian authorities reported the final words from Flight 370's co-pilot to air traffic controllers was "All right, goodnight." That is a non-standard sign-off, and it raised serious questions about what may have been happening inside the cockpit. Now officials are revising what was said in the final transmission to "Good night Malaysian three seven zero" which is more routine. Anderson gets the latest developments from Kyung Lah in Australia and Nic Robertson in Kuala Lumpur.
A rough stretch of weather in the southern Indian Ocean cleared. Now planes are taking off and resuming their search for Flight 370. Time is running out to find the plane's black boxes using their locator pings. Some high-tech help just arrived for the crews working to zero in on them. Meanwhile, some Flight 370 families marched through the streets of Beijing voicing their frustration. Anderson discussed the new developments with Kyung Lah in Bullsbrook, Australia and David McKenzie in Beijing.
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