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Busan Prosecutors Office Looking into Corruption in Shipping Industry
1 day 2 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan District Public Prosecutors' Office has started an investigation into corruption in the shipping business. 

A joint investigation team of police and prosecutors has begun a search and seizure against the headquarters of the Korean Register of Shipping in Gangseo-gu, Busan. 

The prosecutor's office has begun conducting an investigation on whether the registrar's office committed irregularities for ship tests and certifications....

Busan Education Office Cancels All School Trips this Semester
1 day 7 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Education Office has ordered every school in Busan to cancel all school trips in the school year's first semester. This is in accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines in connection with the ministry's field experience study. 

The Ministry of Education will decide if field trips can resume next semester. 

The education office cancelled all training activities and field experience studies in order to guarantee students' safety...

Updated: List of Busan Events and Festivals Canceled or Postponed
2 days 58 min ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The City of Busan has decided to cancel or delay 20 cultural sports events, except some international events, in the wake of the Sewol Ferry tragedy. 

The city is also considering cancelling or delaying 15 other events, while officials are also considering downsizing the scale of the events. In total, there are 45 events scheduled for the first half year. 

Plans also include indefinitely delaying 10 events, including the International Dance...

Candlelight Rally Held at Busan Station for Sewol Victims
2 days 10 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A candlelight rally to commemorate victims of the Sewol Ferry and to urge the rescue of missing people in the ferry was held in Busan. 

200 school parents from Busan Women's Association and Busan school parents' solidarity held a candlelight rally at 7 pm in Busan Station and commemorate victims of Sewol Ferry and urged the appropriate measures. 

They claimed that due to the miserable situation of the families of the missing people and the...

Four More Crew Members Arrested, Death Toll Rises to 65
3 days 2 hours ago

JINDO, South Korea -- Four crew members rescued from a sunken ferry were put under arrest today on charges of abandoning the ship and not fulfilling their duty to safely evacuate passengers, police officers said. 

A joint investigation team of police and prosecutors said that the four are facing charges of negligence of duty and breaking the standards of the Rescue and Aid at Sea and in the River Act. 

The arrests come three days after the arrests of the capsized...

Busan Lotus Lantern Festival, Busan Police Agency Buddhist Ceremony Canceled
3 days 10 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Buddhism Association and Buddhist Association of Busan held an emergency meeting in the room of the chief priest at the Beomeo Buddhist temple and decided to cancel Busan Lotus Lantern Festival and the lantern procession which were set for the 26th. 

They also decided to cancel the Busan Police Agency’s Buddhist ceremony set for the 28th. 

Busan Buddhism World made this decision to commemorate victims and to pray for the safe return...

Many Festivals and Events Canceled or Delayed Due to Ship Accident
6 days 10 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- In the aftermath of the western sea ferry sinking accident which happened in Jindo waters off the southwestern coast, school trips in Busan have been canceled and the schedules of major events including festivals were canceled or delayed. 

The Busan Education Office held a countermeasure meeting under the chairmanship of the acting school superintendent yesterday in connection with the ferry sinking accident which caused many casualties...

18-year-old Russian Student Among Missing Passengers
1 week 6 hours ago

JINDO, South Korea -- An Russian male high school student is among the 297 missing people in the waters off the southwest coast of Korea after the Sewol capsized near Jindo yesterday morning. The 18-year-old named Serkov was a student at Danwon High School.

Chinese English Language paper Daily6 raised the possibility of two Chinese nationals being on board, however Korean police denied that any Chinese are missing. Two ethnic Korean-Chinese were later confirmed to be on the...

Busan Hang Bridge Lighting Opening Postponed
1 week 10 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Due to the nations disastrous situation of the western sea ferry sinking accident, Busan city postponed Busan Hang Bridge lighting demonstration event which was scheduled to be held last night, attended by the mayor of Busan Hur Nam-sik. 

Busan plans to hold the demonstration event of the landscape lighting installed by investing 8 billion won of the budget in Busan Hang Bridge crossing Busan Buk port with the subject of "The Performance of Light"...

UPDATE: Four Dead, Nearly 300 Still Missing in Ferry Accident
1 week 1 day ago

UPDATE: 2:13 p.m. Thursday local time: Ship Captain Apologizes, Under Investigation

UPDATE: 10:40 a.m. Thursday local time: 8 Confirmed Dead, 288 Still Missing

BUSAN, South Korea -- A ferry carrying...

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