Firstly we’d like to say our hearts go out to those affected by this terrible accident. This post will focus on the facts of the situation and we’ll try and not let personal feelings and emotions get in the way (although that’s tough). Also although we’ll try and update the information to the best of our abilities, we’re not a news broadcaster and so we’ll link some below so you can build a full picture.
A passenger Ferry traveling between Incheon and Jeju Island both in South Korea started sinking at around 9.00am (local time) Wednesday April 16th.
Currently the curse of the sinking is unclear. However experts have theorized that it either hit a rock or turned sharply, most likely due to going off course. This unbalanced the vessel as cargo shifted.
The ferry started sinking close to the island of Byeongpung or 병풍도 (reported as Byungpoong in some places).
Currently (1pm Friday April 25th) of the 476 passengers & Crew; 174 Rescued (all on the day of the sinking), 121 Unaccounted For and 181 Dead. Of the 476 most (330) are students from Danwon High School in Ansan.
Here are a few maps detailing the rough locations involved:
News Images from Korean TV
Yellow Ribbon Campaign
Many people in Korean and around the world have started using this yellow ribbon logo as a sign of hope for the missing passengers. As well as a sign of respect for those who’ve died.
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