South Korea Passenger Ship Sends Distress Signal

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CCTV’s reporter Shane Hahm reports from the area, the distress signal was sent out by the ship 20 kilometers south west off the southwestern cost of the Korean peninsula. Updated number of people on board is 471. 447 are passengers, 24 are crew members and over 300 of them are high school students who are on their school trip to Jeju.

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According to Reuters earlier, South Korea’s coast guard received a distress signal from a passenger ship with about 350 people on board off the southwest coast, an official said on Wednesday, with Korean media reporting the vessel was sinking. Korean television news reports also said many of the passengers on board were students on the way to Jeju island on school trips. Those reports could not be confirmed immediately by the coast guard.

An official said on Wednesday, with Korean media reporting the vessel was sinking. 120 have been rescued. Those reports could not be confirmed immediately by the coast guard.

South Korea Passenger Ship with 350 on Board Sends Distress Signal

South Korea Passenger Ship with 350 on Board Sends Distress Signal

South Korea's coast guard has received a distress signal from a passenger ship with about 350 people on board off the southwest coast, an official said.
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