First Sewol Underwater Inspection Complete

Stage one of underwater inspections conducted by divers on the sunken Sewol ferry has been finalized.

After the award of salvage contract to Shanghai Salvage-Ocean C&I consortium , 50 divers have been performing vessel inspection.

According to media reports, 50 divers were among 211 people working on the site from two barges, Hyundai Boryeung and Dalrihao.

Divers managed to remove residual fuel oil after accessing the inner hull to locate the oil tanks.

In the coming days workers will seal up all the openings on the ferry to prevent the bodies of missing nine people, suspected to be inside, from moving to other parts of the vessel.

Nine missing people were among 400 that were on board Sewol when it sank en route from Incehon to the island of Jeju.

Most of the passengers on board were high school students.

Subsea World News Staff

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Oct 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition

The Deepwater Operations Conference and Exhibition provides a unique experience for attendees and exhibitors to share…

read more >

24th Annual Africa Oil Week 2017

The Conference portraying five days of senior-level executive insights, with rich-content on corporate strategies and portfolio, exposure…

read more >

OTC Brasil 2017

OTC Brasil is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP)…

read more >

Rio Pipeline 2017

Rio Pipeline Conference & Exhibition has changed its branding design, to unify the whole pipeline community, in an even more complete event…

read more >