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Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

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JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio tra... Full Story

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  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
    Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

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    Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

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  • Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'
    Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The ferry Sewol issued its distress call to another VT center before these communications began.

  • Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts
    Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?

  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
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  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
    Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously.

  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face
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    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

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