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ALE break SPMT world record during complex salvage ferry operation in South Korea

ALE break SPMT world record during complex salvage ferry operation in South Korea

ALE has completed the load-in of the Sewol ferry using a record-breaking number of SPMTs, as part of a complex salvage operation in the East China Sea in April. At 17,000t, this is the heaviest piece ever to be …
Jun 15, 2017 /  Curious
South Korea Starts Lifting Sewol Wreck

South Korea Starts Lifting Sewol Wreck

South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) has launched the salvage operation to recover the wreck of the Sewol ferry, which sank more than two years ago with over 300 people on board, according to Korea …
Jun 16, 2016 /  Vessels
South Korea to lift sunken ferry Sewol by July

South Korea to lift sunken ferry Sewol by July

South Korea's maritime ministry said Thursday (Apr 14) that it will start to hoist a passenger ship next month that sank two years ago and complete it before the end of July. The 6,825-ton ship, the Sewol, sank off …
Apr 14, 2016 /  Accidents
First Sewol Salvage Inspection Finished

First Sewol Salvage Inspection Finished

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries commented that it has managed completing the first phase of a preliminary inspection regarding the Sewol ferry’s salvaging operation. The ministry reported that …
Sep 16, 2015 /  Curious
Chinese Divers Evaluate Sunken Sewol Ferry’s Condition

Chinese Divers Evaluate Sunken Sewol Ferry’s Condition

A China-based salvage company has initiated its underwater operation of recovering the Sewol ferry wreckage. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries commented that dozens of divers appointed from Shanghai …
Aug 20, 2015 /  Accidents
China Consortium Manages To Acquire Sewol Salvage Contract

China Consortium Manages To Acquire Sewol Salvage Contract

A company consortium led by the Chinese government-run Shanghai Salvage Co. has been able to officially sign a contract with the South Korean government for the purposes of raising the Sewol ferry that sank last …
Aug 5, 2015 /  Accidents
Court Approves 96 Compensation Claims In Relation To Sewol Ferry Sinking

Court Approves 96 Compensation Claims In Relation To Sewol Ferry Sinking

The Compensation Review Committee of South Korea has issued approval for 96 claims for compensation in regard to the Sewol ferry sinking of last, year which resulted in the death of 304 out of a total of 476 …
Jul 14, 2015 /  Finance
Sewol ferry’s captain convicted guilty of 304 homicides

Sewol ferry’s captain convicted guilty of 304 homicides

The Sewol ferry captain was found guilty of homicide and sentenced to life in prison for killing 304 passengers in the tragic accident in South Korea last year. The court decision on Tuesday overturned the previous …
Apr 28, 2015 /  Accidents
South Korean president's vow to salvage sunken ferry Sewol snubbed by victims' relatives

South Korean president's vow to salvage sunken ferry Sewol snubbed by victims' relatives

On Thursday relatives and friends of the victims in the Sewol ferry accident were snubbed by the president of South Korea at the first anniversary from the tragedy. Earlier this year the Ministry of Oceans and …
Apr 17, 2015 /  Accidents
South Korea to pay $380,000 compensation to the families of each victim of the ferry disaster

South Korea to pay $380,000 compensation to the families of each victim of the ferry disaster

On Wednesday, the government of South Korea came out with its first settlement offer according to which it would pay compensations in the amount of 420 million won (257,174 pounds) to the families of every one of the 250 …
Apr 1, 2015 /  Accidents