[131] No. "[284], On 22 April, a netizen made a post encouraging others to take part in a yellow ribbon campaign on KakaoTalk. [196] South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo argued that the discharging of ballast water was a cause of the incident. [144] At 12:30 a.m., hull investigations were started by the ROK Coast Guard with the help of flares. [74][75] The impact caused the ship's gyroscope to erroneously record angular velocities of 15 radians per second on 8:49:40, 14 on the next second, and −11 on the consequent second, and tilt the ship 10 degrees further into the water. [142], Starting on 17 April, Undine Marine Industries, a privately held company,[143] began to lead the search for missing passengers. [29]:36–37 The regular captain of Sewol, Captain Shin, had warned Chonghaejin about the decrease in stability and attributed it to the removal of the side ramp, later claiming that the company threatened to fire him if he continued his objections. [145] As of 6:00 a.m., 171 ships, twenty-nine aircraft and thirty divers were involved in the rescue effort. Because the ship did not stop its rightward turning, it was eventually facing a 145-degree course. In 2014, an unfortunate disaster happened in South Korea where a ferry en-route to Jeju Island from Icheon capsized, leaving over 304 of the 476 passengers dead. The chief engineer of the ferry, Park Gi-ho, was found guilty of murder and jailed for 30 years. Just stay where you are. [166] [170] According to CNN and its affiliate YTN, six people died. The documentary was nominated for Best Documentary Short in the 2020 Oscars. [115] Some passengers who climbed to the top of the ship or jumped into the water were rescued. [50] Shin had also requested a repair for the malfunctioning steering gear on 1 April 2014, but this was not done. A unanimous Constitutional Court ruling on 10 March 2017 upheld the impeachment vote, ending her presidency. The above video, “In the Absence,” shows what happened inside the M.V. [69], According to the joint investigation team, the sharp turn was a combined result produced by the steering error and the lessened restoring force caused by overloading; investigations did not show any malfunctions with the generator or the battery. '[125] South Korea outlets such as JoongAng Ilbo, MBN, and JTBC later made corrections and apologies concerning their earlier reports. [254], In addition to reaction against the actions of the captain and much of the crew of Sewol,[256] there has been a much wider political reaction to the disaster. [79] As of 8:50 a.m., Sewol was leaning 30 degrees to port. [208] He had abandoned the ship with passengers still aboard the ferry, while South Korean law explicitly requires captains to remain on the ship during a disaster. [44] He had over 40 years of experience at sea, and had traveled the route before. 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