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Korean Ferry Disaster

President apologizes, will disband coast guard

19 May, 2014

President Park Geun-hye apologizes for the disaster and says she will disband the coast guard, which has been criticized for not saving more passengers.  Park’s approval ratings have been significantly lower since the ferry sank.  Police will take charge of investigation and information.  Rescue and salvage operations, as well as ocean security, will be transferred to a new department for national safety.