Watch: Sewol Ferry Raised From Seabed


An animation video shows the complex and delicate process of the salvage operation to raise the Sewol ferry in South Korea.

The ship, which has been lying on its side for the last three years, was bought to the surface on Wednesday.

Officials reported that the vessel was raised 13 metres above the surface of the sea by late morning local time on Friday (March 24, 2017).

Once the Sewol is loaded onto the transport vessel, it will take about two weeks for it to reach a port 90 kilometres away in the city of Mokpo.

More than 300 people, mostly students on a school trip, died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014.

Video courtesy of Euronews

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