S. Korea's Sewol ferry finally makes it to land

The salvaged wreck of South Korea's Sewol ferry finally made it to land, and was moved by module transporters at a port in Mokpo, 410km south-west of Seoul, yesterday. This came almost three weeks after the sunken ferry was raised from the depths.

The Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, killing more than 300 people, most of them high school students on a school excursion.

Once the Sewol is in the dry dock, the rusty wreck will go through a cleansing and disinfection operation expected to last a few days, reported The Korea Herald. Then, a group of 20 inspectors will start searching for any remains of the nine victims who are unaccounted for.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries also resumed the underwater search of the wreck site.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2017, with the headline 'S. Korea's Sewol ferry finally makes it to land'. Print Edition | Subscribe