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Ferry crash in South Korea: fewer chances to find survivors

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Ferry crash in South Korea: fewer chances to find survivors

On board the ferry, which was wrecked off the coast of South Korea, there was a teenager from Russia, the Russian Embassy in Seoul reported. Now he is missing, just like almost 300 people. According to the government, there are six people on the list of those killed. On Wednesday night the ship ran aground, got a hole and went under the water in just a few hours.
It all started with a thump in the bow - so say the passengers who were saved. At about 9 in the morning, in the 20 kilometers from the island of Chindou in the Yellow Sea, the ferry "Sevol" - aboard 475 people, including more than 300 high school students - began to roll on its left side. Two hours later, after the start of the rescue operation, the vessel lay on the bottom.
"The rescue operation involved 18 helicopters of the fire service, coast guard, navy and police. 34 patrol and warships were also involved," said Deputy Minister for Security and Public Control of South Korea Lee Gen Ok.
Data on the rescued and the dead are constantly changing. At first they said that they saved more than 350, but in fact it turned out that at least half. There are wounded people - fractures, burns, hypothermia.
The causes of the crash are still not clear. According to preliminary information, the ferry was not overloaded. In the morning there was fog at sea, but visibility was not critical. However, the reasons - this is now a minor issue. About the 300 people still remain inside the vessel that has gone to the bottom of the vessel.
But there is indirect evidence of why there are so many missing: the command to all to rise on the deck was given after the SOS signal and the start of the crash. “Already when the ferry began to roll on its side, we asked if we could start evacuating, but we were still told to stay in our places. I’m very worried about the guys in the cabins,” says one of the schoolchildren aboard.
"Sevol" - scheduled ferry displacing almost 7 thousand tons. Schoolchildren and other passengers were heading from the port of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju-do. Parents in a hurry go to the crash site. Eight buses left Incheon.
“It’s as if my heart has stopped - I can’t describe my feelings differently. I can’t even talk about it,” is all that Chung Keng Mi, the mother of one of the schoolchildren on the ferry, can say.
At nightfall, the search will be very difficult. But with each passing hour, the hope that the people trapped inside the ship are alive is becoming weaker.
As previously reported, the embassy of the Russian Federation in Seoul is clarifying the fate of the Russian citizen Serkov Vyacheslav Nikolaevich, who went missing as a result of the crash of the ferry "Sevol".
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  1. Keeper
    Keeper April 17 2014 06: 42
    +7
    What caused the crash ?!
    It feels like the whole world is being pushed into the abyss!
    The abyss of misunderstanding, aggression towards neighbors, immense lies ...
    1. StolzSS
      StolzSS April 17 2014 07: 05
      -4
      That what a hedgehog is clear that now Kim will be assigned to blame)) laughing
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 April 17 2014 07: 22
        +4
        Quote: StolzSS
        Kim will be appointed guilty now))

        No need to scuff! In the sunken ferry people still remained, among them children!
      2. crazyrom
        crazyrom 4 May 2014 00: 16
        0
        What kim? Korea South! Kim in the North.
    2. Grenz
      Grenz April 17 2014 08: 05
      +1
      The reason was the profit and capitalist nature of the owners, even at the cost of life to grab the loot.
      According to information, there was fog in the sea.
      All vessels remained in the port, and this captain was pushed into the sea, good money was paid. Here is the result.
      And the capitalist know-how of the aircraft sits from the first call. This is already us.
      Recall the latest Boeing crash.
      Rule score golden calf!
    3. Kapitan Oleg
      Kapitan Oleg April 17 2014 09: 06
      0
      What was the reason is not so important at present, the question is: "WHY were the children kept in the cabins for 2 hours !? Why didn't they immediately start evacuating to the deck ?!" ANSWER: THEY WERE JUST DROWNED, AND EVERYONE.
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  2. Bayonet
    Bayonet April 17 2014 06: 59
    +5
    It’s sad. Perhaps there were living people in the air bags. If you organize the blowing of compressed air into the housing? In theory, he should stay afloat longer until the examination of the premises to search for survivors is carried out.
  3. mamont5
    mamont5 April 17 2014 07: 12
    +2
    It seems like the parents of one student received SMSku from him.

    "From a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, an SMS came with a request for help.
    "I and the other schoolchildren are alive. Save us faster" - an SMS with such content was received by the father of one of the children on a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea. According to Reuters, the child's father claims that he received this message early in the morning of April 17 local time. "

    True, the later message was canceled.
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 April 17 2014 07: 21
      +3
      Let's hope for the best.
  4. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 17 2014 07: 33
    +1
    The rise of the vessel was scheduled for Friday, but who will last two days in cold water? Water temperature seems to be around + 12, so there is little chance of survival. And if people are not in the water, but in an isolated room, then there is simply not enough air. There is a chance only if divers find such a room and provide air supply and removal of CO (circulation). The ferry team is to blame for the fact that so many people remained inside the trough, it was necessary to immediately give the command to evacuate. This is not Malaysia with the Philippines, the ship must have had all the state-owned rescue equipment.
  5. Takashi
    Takashi April 17 2014 07: 51
    +1
    weird. all this. 7000 thousand displacement, 25 people crew. and about 400 passengers. And when these 25 could organize the evacuation of 400 people ?? !!
    you buy a ship ticket directly - and you carry a boat or raft with you.
    plane ticket - parachute.

    2 hours the ferry went to the bottom. what did they think there ???
  6. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 April 17 2014 08: 04
    0
    In general, there is a lot of incomprehensible in this. What about flooding and counter-flooding measures to prevent the ferry from capsizing? And waterproof bulkheads and a double hull are the main safety condition for modern civilian vessels. What, in 2 hours they could not drive all of the cabins to the upper deck, 400 people were not in a hurry to leave during this time. The mess is shorter. It's a pity for passengers, especially children.
  7. fedor13
    fedor13 April 17 2014 08: 11
    +1
    [quote = Takashi] is strange. all this. 7000 thousand displacement, 25 people crew. and about 400 passengers.
    A scheduled ferry therefore 25 people is normal, the main thing was saving money, just having it.
    They didn’t go far by the presence of schoolchildren. I think it was a 10-mile distance from the coast that relaxed, if they managed to save it and didn’t give sos (mayday) they tried to take off the shallows themselves and then went to heel. Since all the money is delayed, salvation and the personal reputation of the captain (navigators) have lost time because of this.
    In general, insufficient crew training for such situations.
  8. Alexgs
    Alexgs April 17 2014 08: 12
    +2
    That what a hedgehog is clear that now Kim will be assigned to blame))


    I do not think that ernichanie is appropriate here ... Horror, so many children died there ((
  9. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 17 2014 08: 19
    +1
    God help people in distress.
  10. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 April 17 2014 08: 29
    +1
    God bless the innocent children, it’s a pity especially the children, they also didn’t see much life.
  11. 51064
    51064 April 17 2014 08: 54
    0
    Modern ships are equipped with highly advanced navigation systems - including satellite, sonar. The failure of the standard navigation equipment, even a complete one, in itself could not have led to such sad consequences despite the fog.
  12. fedor13
    fedor13 April 17 2014 09: 10
    +1
    Quote: 51064
    Modern ships are equipped with highly advanced navigation systems - including satellite, sonar. The failure of the standard navigation equipment, even a complete one, in itself could not have led to such sad consequences despite the fog.

    The team gave the order not to leave the cabins and this on the passenger ferry is already a violation, which casts doubt on the crew’s qualifications. And from this one can judge how they related to regular equipment inspections and instructions. But in general, I think the steering wheel jammed or the machine crashed, if you turn off the command.
  13. DAGESTAN333
    DAGESTAN333 April 17 2014 09: 21
    0
    Guys, who understands, tell me - can such a number of panicked passengers somehow change the pitch or roll of the vessel? Why were they not immediately allowed to go to the upper deck ..?

    God help them.
    1. fedor13
      fedor13 April 17 2014 09: 30
      +2
      Not. Even if you take that passenger weighs 100kg. The change in draft for such vessels is 150 tons per cm, the change in metacenter is a maximum of half a centimeter. All is not worth it. They didn’t let me go out of favor at random and gouging.
      1. DAGESTAN333
        DAGESTAN333 April 17 2014 09: 53
        0
        Thank you.

        ...
  14. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 17 2014 09: 26
    +1
    Again, the unprofessional behavior of the crew, resulting in casualties. Our sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
  15. 51064
    51064 April 17 2014 09: 40
    +1
    Quote: fedor13
    Quote: 51064
    Modern ships are equipped with highly advanced navigation systems - including satellite, sonar. The failure of the standard navigation equipment, even a complete one, in itself could not have led to such sad consequences despite the fog.

    The team gave the order not to leave the cabins and this on the passenger ferry is already a violation, which casts doubt on the crew’s qualifications. And from this one can judge how they related to regular equipment inspections and instructions. But in general, I think the steering wheel jammed or the machine crashed, if you turn off the command.

    Then the SOS signal was given too late, if the control failed and runs aground. I think the crew probably didn't go without problems. Maybe they saved fuel, "millimeter" stranded.
  16. fedor13
    fedor13 April 17 2014 09: 47
    0
    I absolutely agree this is a complex of problems.
  17. TROG
    TROG April 17 2014 10: 38
    0
    If those who gave the command not to go out were saved, then the most terrible torment for them is not a punishment.
    A large ship, a bunch of rooms, air pockets. How much air people have in them.
    Sorry for the children.
  18. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa April 17 2014 11: 17
    0
    An interesting technique of salvation. It should be understood that there were no lifeboats or rafts on board, otherwise how to explain that in two hours everyone did not leave the ship.
  19. kelevra
    kelevra April 17 2014 11: 56
    +1
    And he sank because of the usual shallows that he ran into, something is hard to believe. Sincere condolences to the dead, their number is certainly shocking!
  20. Sergey Vl.
    Sergey Vl. April 17 2014 22: 53
    0
    But why South Korea is so unlucky: either the Boeing will fly in the wrong direction, then the ferry will swim in the wrong direction ...