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A transcript released on Sunday showed the South Korean Ferry that sank last week was crippled with confusion and indecision ...
that likely contributed to the officially 58 confirmed dead and over hundred more missing. (April 20)
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jindo, South Korea - April 20, 20141. Wide of rescue boats on water2. Wide of search helicopter flying aboveUGC - AP CLIENTS ONLY/MANDATORY CREDIT: KIM DONG-SOO++USER GENERATED CONTENT: UGC cannot be absolutely verified. This video has been authenticated based on the following validation checks:++Video checked by regional experts against known locations and events++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by content creator, Kim Dong-soo.At Sea, Near Jindo - April 16th, 20143. Mid pan of passengers wearing life jackets standing and lying on a tilting angle, taken by Kim Dong-soo, a passenger on the Sewol ship, with his mobile phoneAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jindo, South Korea - April 20, 20144. Various of rescue boats on waterJINDO VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES CETNER - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jindo, South Korea - April 16, 20145. ++AUDIO ONLY OVERLAYED BY PREVIOUS (4.) SHOTS++AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jindo, South Korea - April 20, 20146. Wide of church service7. Close of woman crying at service8. Various of people in gymnasium with projector screen waiting to see identifiers of the deceased on the projector screen.VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A TRANSCRIPT RELEASED SUNDAY SHOWS THE SOUTH KOREAN FERRY THAT SANK LAST WEEK WAS CRIPPLED WITH CONFUSION AND INDECISION BEFORE IT BEGAN TO TILT. A CREW MEMBER ASKED A TRAFFIC SERVICES OFFICAL IF THEY WOULD BE RESCUED IF THE PASSENGERS ABANDONED SHIP.Sewol (Korean):"If this ferry evacuates passengers, will you be able to rescue them?"Jindo VTS (Korean):"At least make them wear a life ring and make them escape."THE CREW MEMBER ASKED THREE TIMES - RECEIVING NO ANSWER. Sewol (Korean):"If this ferry evacuates passengers, will they be rescued right away?"Jindo VTS (Korean):"Don't let them go bare, at least make them wear a life ring and make them escape."THE CAPTAIN TOOK MORE THAN A HALF HOUR TO ISSUE AN EVACUATION ORDER - THAT SEVERAL SURVIVING PASSENGERS SAY THEY NEVER HEARD. THIS CONFUSION POSSIBLY ADDED TO A DEATH TOLL THAT ROSE FROM 33 TO 58 AND COULD GO DRAMATICALLY HIGHER AS RESCUERS WERE ABLE TO FIND A WAY INTO THE SUNKEN VESSEL AFTER DAYS OF STRONG CURRENTS AND LOW VISIBILITY. MEANWHILE FAMILIES OF THE MISSING PRAY FOR THEIR LOVED ONES EASTER SUNDAY.OTHERS WATCH AND WAIT IN A GYMNASIUM FOR LISTED DETAILS OF THE DECEASED SUCH AS SEX, HEIGHT, AND LENGTH OF HAIR TO APPEAR ON A PROJECTOR SCREEN.++UPSOUND (korean) "He was alive! The text message came in"THE SEWOL SANK WITH 476 PEOPLE ON BOARD, 323 OF THEM WERE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.