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    The sunken Sewol ferry that was finally lifted out of the water and put on a transport vessel on Saturday morning is expected to reach the port on April 4, media report.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The ferry’s upper side was first lifted over 40 feet above the water surface on Friday. In the early hours of Saturday, Sewol was safely placed onto a semisubmersible transport vessel, according to the South Korean maritime authorities.

    The Straits Times reported on Saturday that the Sewol wreckage is expected to reach South Korea's Mokpo port on April 4 and will then be subject to searches and investigation.

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

    The Sewol salvaging operation started on Wednesday night.

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