South Korea Starts Lifting Sewol Wreck

South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) has launched the salvage operation to recover the wreck of the ...

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South Korea to Lift Sewol Wreck in July

The wreck of the Sewol ferry, which sank exactly two years ago taking more than 300 people with it, could emerge ...

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Sewol Ferry Operator Hit with USD 161M Compensation Claim

South Korea’s Ministry of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Cheonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the ...

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Supreme Court Sentences Head of Sewol Operator to 7 Years

The South Korean Supreme Court has upheld the verdict against the head of Sewol ferry operator Kim Han-Sik, who has ...

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Divers Start Inspecting Sewol Wreck

Salvage experts of the consortium of companies led by China’s state-run Shanghai Salvage Co started the underwater ...

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China Consortium Signs Sewol Salvage Deal

A consortium of companies led by China’s  state-run Shanghai Salvage Co. has officially signed a contract ...

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South Korea Chooses China Consortium to Lift Sewol Ferry

South Korea has chosen a consortium led by China’s state-run Shanghai Salvage Co. as the preferred bidder to ...

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96 Sewol Compensation Claims Approved

South Korea’s Compensation Review Committee has approved compensation for 96 claims related to the last ...

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27 Companies Bidding for Sewol Salvage Project

Twenty-seven companies, teamed up in seven consortia, have submitted their bids for the salvage of the ill-fated ...

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South Korea Opens Bidding for Sewol Ferry Salvage

South Korea Opens Bidding for Sewol Ferry Salvage

The government of South Korea has today opened bidding to select a salvage company to raise the Sewol ferry which ...

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CEO of Sewol-Operator Gets Seven Years

The CEO of the company that operated the ill-fated Sewol ferry got a seven-year prison sentence after a South ...

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South Korea Forms Body to Choose Sewol Ferry Salvor

South Korea Forms Body to Choose Sewol Ferry Salvor

The government of South Korea has formed an official body which will choose a salvage company to raise the Sewol ...

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Nautilus: Sewol Tragedy Is Not One Man’s Fault

Sewol Tragedy Is Not One Man's Fault

An international maritime union Nautilus International has criticised a South Korean appeals court’s decision to ...

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Sewol Ferry Captain Gets Life

Sewol Ferry Captain Gets Life

South Korea’s appeals court found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April last year killing 304 ...

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South Korea Approves Sewol Ferry Salvage Plan

South Korea Approves Sewol Ferry Salvage Plan

South Korea has approved plans to raise the Sewol ferry that sank in April last year killing more than 300 people, ...

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Sewol Anniversary Marked by Protests

Sewol Anniversary Marked by Protests

Protesters and family members of 304 victims who died one year ago in the Sewol ferry sinking stopped the planned ...

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Coast Guard Captain Jailed over Sewol Tragedy

Coast Guard Captain Jailed over Sewol Tragedy

A former South Korea’s Coast Guard ship commander Kim Kyoung-il was sentenced to four years in prison ...

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Sewol Operator Chief Gets Ten Years

South Korea’s Gwangju District Court sentenced the head of the company that operated the sunken Sewol ferry, ...

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South Korea to Launch Sewol Salvage Task Force

South Korea to Launch Sewol Salvage Task Force

South Korea is planning to set up a government-civilian task force to perform a technical analysis of how to ...

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Sewol Crew Appeal Jail Sentences

The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, who has been sentenced to 36 years of prison for gross ...

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ITF: Sewol Captain’s Sentence Excessive

The 36 year sentence handed down to Captain Lee Joon-Seok is “excessive and unjust”, David Heindel,  seafarers’ ...

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