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    South Korean rescue teams take part in recovery operations at the site of the sunken 'Sewol' ferry, marked with buoys, off the coast of the South Korean island of Jindo

    South Korean Specialists Prepared to Load Sunken Sewol Ferry Onto Transport Ship

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    South Korea has managed to lift the sunken Sewol ferry out of the water high enough to be loaded on a transport vessel that will take it to a port, media report.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Sewol ferry’s upper side was lifted over 40 feet above the water surface and workers will now try to load the ferry onto the transport vessel by midnight, KSBY TV said on Friday.

    It is crucial that the operation is completed before the end of Friday as sea currents in the Jindo Island area are forecast to strengthen on Saturday.

    Over 300 people died when the Sewol ferry sank in April 2014. The bodies of 295 people have been recovered, nine are missing.

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