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South Koreans mourn on anniversary of ferry disaster

South Koreans are mourning the hundreds of passengers who died in a ferry sinking a year ago. A variety of memorial services and events are planned nationwide Thursday on the first anniversary of one of the country's worst disaster.

China group to salvage South Korea's sunken ferry

2015-08-05 09:56

South Korea agreed to an 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk last year, killing more than 300 people.

Chinese company to salvage sunken ferry

2015-08-05 07:46

South Korea said on Tuesday that it had agreed to an 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sank in an accident that killed more than 300 people in April 2014. A formal contract may be signed as early as Wednesday.

South Korea picks China consortium to lift sunken ferry

2015-07-17 10:19

South Korea on Wednesday selected a Chinese-led consortium as a preferred bidder to salvage a sunken ferry that killed more than 300 people in April last year in one of the country's deadliest disasters in decades.

Angry kin unmoved by S. Korean leader's vow to salvage ferry

2015-04-17 09:30

With public anger and grief raw one year after a ferry sinking killed 304 people, South Korea's president promised on Thursday to raise the submerged vessel.

Grieving parents leave S. Korea ferry victims' rooms intact

2015-04-14 09:11

The bed is gone from Kim Dong-hyuk's room, but everything else remains as it was before the South Korean teenager drowned, along with 249 fellow students of the Danwon High School, when the Sewol ferry capsized last year.

Compensation announced for S.Korean ferry victims' families

2015-04-01 19:46

The South Korean government says it would pay about 420 million won ($380,000) as compensation for each of the 250 students who died or remain missing from last year's ferry disaster.

South Korea seeks death penalty for ferry captain

2014-10-27 18:24

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.

Driver for boss of S. Korea ferry turns himself in

2014-07-30 07:17

The driver of a South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed 304 in April turned himself in on Tuesday, potentially unlocking the mystery of the man's final days after the country's worst maritime disaster in 44 years.

Doomed South Korean ferry boss's driver turns himself in

2014-07-29 11:15

The driver of the South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed more than 300 people in April turned himself in on Tuesday.

Teens describe being left to escape sinking ferry

2014-07-29 06:52

Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.

Teens tell they were left on sinking ferry Sewol

2014-07-28 20:40

Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank in April, killing more than 300 people.

Body of missing S.Korean shipping tycoon found

2014-07-22 10:05

South Korean police said Tuesday that they have found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.

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