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  • Korean government authorities have admitted that private divers are more capable in rescue

  • operations... A growing chorus of criticism is blaming the

  • government for not cooperating enough with private divers... at the very beginning of

  • the search. Our Hwang Ji-hye has the details.

  • The divers who successfully pumped air into the sunken Sewol-ho ferry... and entered the

  • second deck to search for survivors were neither Navy nor Coast Guard divers -- they were divers

  • working for private companies. Currently, hundreds of private divers are

  • helping out in the rescue operations. And the Coast Guard admits that these divers

  • are better.

  • "We have to say that divers from private companies are more able to search the ship under water

  • and also in rescue operations.

  • The other advantage they have is the quality of their equipment.

  • Private divers are using remote-controlled submersibles and other high-tech gear that

  • allows them to communicate and breathe at the same time.

  • This equipment, experts say, is far more developed than used by the Navy.

  • Families awaiting news on their missing loved ones are demanding to know why private divers

  • have not actively been taking part in each and every stage of the search and rescue operation.

  • They point to what they say is a lack of cooperation between the Navy and the Coast Guard, and

  • the private divers from the very beginning of the search.

  • Hwang Ji-hye, Arirang News.

Korean government authorities have admitted that private divers are more capable in rescue

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    姚易辰   posted on 2014/11/14
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