South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago, killing more than 300, lifted from sea
A South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface nearly three years after it capsized and sank
A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface Thursday nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast.
The reappearance of the vessel above the surface was an emotional moment for the country as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters.
More than 300 people — most of them students on a high school trip — died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures. Public outrage over what was seen as a botched rescue job by the government contributed to the recent ouster of Park Geun-hye as president.