Sewol-ho ferry gets ready to be lifted upright

Sewol-ho ferry gets ready to be lifted upright


Sewol-ho… the ferry that capsized during
the tragic accident in 2014, that still remains a mystery, has been lying on its side at Mokpo
New Port for some time now. Finally it will be lifted upright come Thursday. To ensure the operation goes smooth, a test
lift was conducted this morning. Kim Mok-yeon gets us up to speed with the
developments. Four years ago, South Korea witnessed its
worst ever maritime disaster,… which claimed the lives of 304 people, mostly high school
students on a field trip to Jeju Island. The Sewol-ho ferry, carrying 475 passengers…
capsized in waters off the country’s southwestern island of Jindo on April 16th, 2014. Last year, the rusty body of the 6,825 ton
ferry was finally raised out of the sea, and it now lies on its side at the southwestern
Mokpo New Port. “Up to now, the exact cause of how and why
the tragedy happened still remains unknown, but in just a matter of less than 24 hours,
the ferry will finally be set upright, opening possibilities for new findings that can help
uncover the truth behind the incident.” Earlier this week, the local shipbuilder in
charge of the operation, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., installed 33 steel beams on
each side of the ferry and connected wires to them from a 10,000-ton floating crane to
pull the vessel upright. Ahead of the long-awaited operation, the Sewol
investigation committee held a rehearsal from early Wednesday morning, successfully pulling
the vessel up by 40 degrees and lowering it back to its original position. The committee says it will begin pulling the
vessel upright at 8 a.m. on Thursday and aims to finish the operation in 4 hours due to
safety reasons. Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News, Mokpo.

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