Cargo Ship Sinks

South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

LiveScience.com | Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:37:41 -0700

A number of things can cause such a vessel to go down, from running aground on the ocean floor, to cargo shifting and capsizing the ship. Once the damage is done, ship officials must act quickly to evacuate passengers to avert a disaster, maritime ...

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South Korean shipwreck survivors: Passengers told 'don't move' as ship sank

CNN | Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:14:06 -0700

Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water. "Don't move," a ...

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Questions mount in South Korean ferry disaster; hundreds still missing

CNN International | Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:58:22 -0700

Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- Anguished relatives of missing South Korean ferry passengers waited somberly for answers Thursday as rescuers fought bad weather, murky water, darkness and time to find a way deep into the capsized ship. Authorities believe ...

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Theories on how a South Korean passenger ferry suddenly sank

CNN | Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:42:12 -0700

Some passengers reported hearing a loud bang before the ship began sinking. That could be from cargo shifting or "some other internal damage," Boynton told CNN's "New Day." "But it does sound, from initial reports, it was more likely that something was ...

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