Author Topic: South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes  (Read 302 times)

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The video of the rescues that were made are very compelling, and a lot of brave people put themselves in great jeopardy trying to rescue passengers as the vessel rolled over very quickly.  This boat sank so fast it had to have had the bottom ripped out of it somehow.  They must have hit some kind of reef or rock to do enough damage to sink a vessel that big, that fast.

Of course, do we know for sure that the Norks didn't have anything to do with this??

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I have seen people 'freeze panic' in extreme situations. It is a kind of shock. They just freeze up and stare into nothing. Sometime they will cry. Sometimes they go fetal. They become unresponsive to anything. You cannot get them to talk or move. No doubt some of these people went down with the ship because they froze in place. I would like to think that I would have been throwing people off the boat, but you never know. You cannot know without being there.
 
I am curious about a collision. That big boom they heard before the ship flipped, could have been the ferry hitting an NK sub. Or the reverse, it could have been an NK sub hitting them. I don't know?
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Good call. Happens all the time and makes sense as an explanation for the loss of life.

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