South Korean ferry transcript reveals confusion

f the sinking Sewol ferry, off South Korea's southern coast,near Jindo, south of Seoul

f the sinking Sewol ferry, off South Korea's southern coast,near Jindo, south of Seoul

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A transcript released of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously.

“If this ferry evacuates passengers, will they be rescued right away?” a crew member on the ferry Sewol asked Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Centre (VTS), about 30 minutes after the ship began listing.

That followed several statements from the ship saying it was impossible for people aboard the ship to even move, and another in which it said it was “impossible to broadcast” instructions.

 

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