Ferry tragedy in Korea

As you have probably heard the South Korean ferry Sewol capsized and sank on Wednesday, with some 244 still unaccounted for.  Whilst the cause has yet to be established two theories have emerged; that a sharp turn caused cargo to dislodge affecting stability, or that the ship hit a rock.  The captain and some members of the crew have been arrested and charged with negligence.

These incidents are both tragic and unfortunate, but thankfully rare compared to incidents involving other forms of transport.  The ship which was built in Japan was less than 20 years old and so not particularly old, indeed many ferries operating in Northern Europe are much older.  

With reports suggesting the rescue operation may take up to 2 months to complete, NIFerrySite would like to express our sympathy for the families affected by this terrible tradgedy.

 

Anger over ‘slow’ Korea ferry rescue http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-27092751

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