Rescuers working to reach passengers trapped inside the South Korean ferry are facing a string of difficult challenges. They are dealing with rough weather, frigid water, limited visibility, and that's before they even reach the capsized ship. Retired Navy SEAL Cade Courtley shows Anderson the best strategy for finding possible survivors.
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.
The South Korean ferry is nearly than 500 feet long, 72 feet wide and weighs 6,825 tons. What is it like to try to control a ship like that? Randi Kaye visited a ship simulator.
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.
Hundreds of people are still missing after a ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea. More than 160 people have been rescued and families are praying more people will be pulled out alive. The U.S. Navy joined the rescue effort. There are serious questions about what caused this disaster and whether the crew responded properly to the emergency. Anderson spoke with James Staples, a cargo ship captain and a maritime safety consultant.
Paula Hancocks has the latest on the rescue mission.
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