Ferry Rescuers: So Many Lives Could Have Been Saved

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April 28, 2014 AT 10:16 AM
When they arrived on the scene, Captain Moon Ye-shik expected to see hundreds of passengers in the water. But all he saw were containers. "The ship was listing badly, 30 to 40 degrees," he recalls. "It was in such a bad condition, anyone would assume evacuation was well underway." The Doola Ace was the first vessel to reach the Sewol, the ill-fated South Korean ferry that first started to sink in the early hours of April 16. Upon arriving at the scene just minutes after receiving a distress call, it didn't take Moon and his crew long to react.