South Korean lawmakers suspect crashed warship sunk by mistake by South Korean military exercises shells did not
Korean divers into the water ready to search for “security” warship wreck
Cheonan ship divers found the tail section.
newspaper in Korea, special correspondent Zhande Bin
rescue a mysterious explosion sank the ship missing Cheonan South Korea’s efforts to 29, still no results. Although the four U.S. warships to get reinforcements, but at 8 pm on the day of the deadline, the South Korean rescue troops trapped in the rear cabin can not find the staff. The cause of the accident, even when the guess is that the ROK-US speech “own goal.”
“captain of the rescued soldiers missing” accidental
Korea, “Central Daily” said, 29 more than Japan and South Korea and U.S. ships have already arrived at the accident waters, including deep-sea rescue capability with 100 meters of the United States “Saarvo” was professional rescue ship, “Charlotte” was Aegis cruisers, four U.S. warships, including a total of 24 ships during the rescue work, called South Korea largest ever sea rescue operations. Among them, the South Korean navy proud of quasi carriers “Dokdo” is also on-site rescue operations play the role of temporary headquarters.
the day the ship sank, the captain and other officers rescued 46 soldiers and noncommissioned officers are missing, vice, which lead to South Korean media face very different families of missing persons and serious discontent. South Korea, “Central Daily” 29 quoted the military as saying that this result is not captain of the dereliction of duty, but with the ship design. According to reports, similar to the days of the ship so that the front of the patrol vessels are set to “military zone”, focused on the combat situation room, bedroom, dining room and private facilities such as military officers, to minimize the sudden movement of the officers accident distance. Explosion is the region’s captain, seven officers and 37 non-commissioned officers to secure the deputy rescued time, just in the bow of the 14 soldiers on duty saved. The shaking is not powerful aft mainly soldiers and noncommissioned officers of the bedroom and lounge vice. Explosion here or going to bed rest 16 soldiers and 30 non-commissioned officers have not had time to escape the vice. But the day the ship’s watertight design, there are strict, Korea experts speculate, may be partly trapped in the stern is missing, there may be survivors.
missing persons, survivors increasingly unlikely
Yonhap quoted South Korean military 29 official as saying more than 100 divers from at 6:30 on the 29th started paekyong offshore search and rescue activities for 2 hours and found the stern wreckage. Han Jun 29 pm Joint Chiefs of Staff, said divers beat the day the ship’s stern, but nothing happens. “Central Daily” quoted the words of experts speculated that the accident there were about 21 people stranded in a closed compartment, the oxygen content is estimated that they can support up to 69 hours. So 29 is the most critical rescue missing persons day, the bottom line is 7:00 pm. Yonhap said that if the missing 8 has not been rescued, the chances of survival will be low. South Korean Defense Minister Kim tae admitted: “the chances of survival have been getting smaller and smaller, but no matter how life and death situation, is now ready to inject oxygen to the cabin to ensure breathing.”
South Korean military had confirmed , the day the ship’s bow no survivors. 29, South Korean Defense Ministry reported on the meeting in the ROK National Assembly, said: “Today, 8:13, salvage divers teams outside the hull with a hammer too, but nothing happens.” This South Korean military judge: “the bow may not be survivors. “days of the ship captain, and also partially rescue the soldiers also confirmed that the sinking was confirmed the identity of the officers and men in the bow, so almost no missing persons may be kept in the bow. As of press time last night until the newspaper, said the South Korean Defense Ministry still did not find survivors, but also could not confirm the life and death situation.
cause of the accident and the new version
due to bad weather at sea, especially in the sunken area and taeyonpyong paekyong between the water very emergency, so each dive salvage team to go up less than 5 minutes, coupled with the formation of Shanghai at the end of the mud slurry is rolled up, the rescue has been slow. South Korean Defense Ministry has moved from the southern island of Geoje disposal of 2200 tons of marine crane involved in the salvage work is expected to arrive on April 3 accident site. An angry families of missing persons, said: “In the beginning, said can not find the stern, and now find aft, the personnel and equipment and less than, in the end let us wait until when.” Former Chief of Staff Kim Jang-soo also accused members that, if not carried out because the water too fast relief activities, it should buoys to ensure early position.
reason for the wreck, the South Korean government made an internal explosion, grounding, mine explosions, torpedo attacks, four possibilities, but the truth remains a mystery. 29, Yonhap said, a ship named Park of the security staff the day before yesterday that the reason is that ship propeller hit the reef. He said at low tide the day the ship hit the reef after a runaway propeller, aft part was playing up, so the voice sounds like a ship explosion. Kim tae said “do not rule out including the DPRK, including the explosion of mines laid by all the possibilities,” 27 am DPRK air force plane was near the military demarcation line, 30 kilometers north to patrol, while North Korea stepped up vigilance. But North Korea first 29 events on the day the ship issued a statement accusing South Korea is to launch anti-DPRK psychological warfare, and warned the move could lead to “unpredictable results.”
there are some 29 South Korean lawmakers questioned said the incident happened is the Yellow Sea between Korea and the U.S. code-named “vulture” of the 2010 Korea-US joint military exercise, U.S. and South Korea two Aegis warships Army’s “King Sejong” warship combat in the vicinity, while the 1200-ton large warships sailed why do not often go to a water depth of only 25 m near the coastal areas? Nearby residents heard the sound of guns more than 20 minutes, will the military ship sunk by bombs mistakenly days?
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