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    South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    A ferry with about 350 people on board is sinking off the south-west coast of South Korea, coast guard officials have said.
    Yonhap news agency said most of the passengers were secondary school students on their way to the southern resort island of Jeju.
    It said the ferry had sent out a distress signal about 20km (12 miles) off the island of Byungpoong.
    Coastguard officials say a rescue operation has been launched.
    The ferry is reported to be listing at a severe angle.
    "The ship is taking in water and sinking," a coastguard spokesman told AFP news agency by phone.
    "We have coastguard vessels, commercial ships in the area, as well as helicopters all engaged in the rescue operation," the spokesman said


    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27045512

    I'd imagine with how vigilant and well trained they have to be against North Korean boats entering their waters from time to time South Korea may have one of the finest coast guards in the world and I'm confident they can rescue these kids swiftly and without any casualties.

    Gods speed to them.

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    OMG, the disaster potential is enormous. Thankfully, there seem to be a throng of vessels on site so I fervently hope that all of those people can be rescued, and there will not be a loss of life.

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    Re: South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    OMG, the disaster potential is enormous. Thankfully, there seem to be a throng of vessels on site so I fervently hope that all of those people can be rescued, and there will not be a loss of life.
    Scary stuff looks pretty bad.



    30 Ships on site


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    Re: South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Scary stuff looks pretty bad.



    30 Ships on site

    Oh Jeez.

    It looks like there are lots of ships there, but 30 ships aren't really a lot when you're talking about 350 people. What a horrible thing.

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    Re: South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Oh Jeez.

    It looks like there are lots of ships there, but 30 ships aren't really a lot when you're talking about 350 people. What a horrible thing.
    Stand corrected, 50 ships.

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    Re: South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Stand corrected, 50 ships.
    Oh much better, and hopefully more on the way.

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    Re: South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    CNN is going to implode.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    Looks like I was wrong... very wrong...

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27045512

    Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea.

    The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju.

    A major rescue effort is under way, involving dozens of ships and helicopters. Those brought to safety were taken to a nearby island.

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    Re: South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    Text messages have been received from people still trapped in air pockets aboard the ship.

    Dear lord, I can't even imagine how terrible it must be.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
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    Re: South Korea ferry carrying 350 'sinking'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Looks like I was wrong... very wrong...

    BBC News - South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks
    I don't think there will be much hope for the survivors. I hope that I am wrong.
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