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South Korea fears no more survivors in ship disaster

By Greg Goodsell
3/29/2010 (6 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Cause of wreck believed to have been old mine

Officials fear there are no more survivors after a South Korean navy ship sank over the weekend. There are no signs of life after divers hammered on remaining hulls of the front and rear sections of the ship.

Fifty-eight sailors on South Korea's Chenoan ship were rescued and accounted for, but the remaining 46 are feared dead.

Fifty-eight sailors on South Korea's Chenoan ship were rescued and accounted for, but the remaining 46 are feared dead.

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By Greg Goodsell
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
3/29/2010 (6 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The patrol ship Cheonan was hauling 104 sailors when an explosion caused it to capsize in the Yellow Sea Friday night. The explosion occurred near a disputed maritime border between the Koreas. Fifty-eight sailors were rescued and accounted for, but the remaining 46 are feared dead. A news agency has reported that military officials say that an explosion tore a hole in the ship's rear, shutting off the engine. South Korea's defense minister says an old mine, from the 1950-53 Korean War could have detonated the explosion. North Korea brought in about 4,000 sea mines from the Soviet Union during the war and placed about 3,000 of them in the Yellow and East seas. "Though many sea mines were removed, it must have been impossible to retrieve them 100 percent. One [North Korean sea mine] was found in 1959, and another was removed in 1984," a military official has been quoted as saying. Officials say that while Baengyeong Island, a flash point maritime border area between the Koreas, that there were no signs of a torpedo attack. The South Korean Navy plans to salvage the vessel to determine what caused the incident.

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