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Government cancels Sewol Ferry Salvage Saturday

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Government cancels Sewol Ferry Salvage Saturday

 

The South Korean government ran a final test on Sunday on its plan to refloat the sunken sewol ferry. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said it began to conduct a final test run at 6:00 a.m. on the wires that connect two jack-up barges with the hull of the ferry to bring it back up to the surface.

 

The ministry said, in a joint effort with a Chinese salvage firm, the test was actually planned to lift the ferry one to two meters from the seabed by using oil pressure.

 

It is crucial that the 66 wires on the two barges move up at the same time to safely lift up the ferry, adding that it will take two or three hours until the results come out.

 

On Saturday, the government said it had canceled its plan to salvage the ship the following day, citing bad weather.

 

The government announced it will run the final test after the 22nd of this month, taking the weather forecast into consideration and the actual salvage operation will likely take place on April 5th as planned.

 

The operation involves lifting the 145 meter-long, 6,825-ton ship above the water. Once hoisted, it is expected to take another four days to transport the ferry to a port in Mokpo, some 87 kilometers away from the site of the accident.

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