There was a rescue ship constructed after The Cheonan vessel incident because people kept criticizing the government’s belated rescue response and lack of equipment and people during emergency crisis. The Tongyoung is said to have state of the art facilities especially for rescuing stranded ships and the search and tow of sunken ones. Built to search 3,000 meters underwater and equipped for divers to be able to conduct rescue mission 90 meters underwater.

It cost a fucking 159 billion won(roughly 153 million USD) of tax payer money. It was finished and launched September 2012. 1 year and 7 months ago.

Wasn’t used a single moment during the Jindo ferry accident.

Why?

Because, according to the spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, the navy hasn’t been able to test and certify all the equipment.

Previously, the Ministry of National Defense had boasted that The Tongyoung had been able to tow The Dokdo, a ship of 14,000 tons(The Sewol is estimated to be 10,000 tons at the most), and can tow any navy vessel.

I guess the lives of civilians weren’t worthy of its use? And here I thought the National Defense existed to save and protect us civilians, and not just from evil North Korea and their equally evil sympathizers. Stupid me.

http://m.media.daum.net/m/media/issue/627/newsview/20140418222907011

The state of politicians at the Jindo rescue site. Look at that damn chair.

아주 경청 중이시네

The company Cheonghaejin, which is responsible for the Jindo ferry accident, had another ferry, The Democracy 1, that had engine failure on the 6th of April. The ferry stopped in the middle of the sea for over an hour. Though an alarm is supposed to sound when there is an engine problem it failed to do so. They repaired the engine over water and resumed its course between Geomundo and Yeosu.

This boat was built in 1992 and had just replaced its predecessor 오고가고호 starting the 1st of this month(April). So… Engine failure within five days of a newly brought-in ship.

The Jindo ferry accident is not a singular incident, but a result of this company’s overall irresponsibility.

kvaestelle:

Jung Chawoong

-Gave his life jacket to his friend

-Saved a group of friends and went inside again to save other friends

-Class president

-It was his 17th birthday.

Park Jiyoung

-Sewol ferry crew. Worked about 6 months

-Found life jackets on 4th floor and handled it to students in 3rd floor

-Student asked why she’s not wearing a life jacket, and she answered “the crews are the last one to wear it.”

-Tried to save people even though the water was at the level of her chest

-“I’ll save all of you first, then I’ll go out”

They are two heroes we now know.

And the last one is the asshole……..the captain of the Sewol Ferry who saved himself and left the passengers. I hate you man.

RIP for two heroes….

but you captain, you go to hell.

(Reblogged from lostintrafficlights)
Remember how there was a five year old girl who was rescued yesterday? She was in shock so they moved her to the hospital ER. Today, Miss Park took a photo op with the girl, expressing concern. In the fucking Jindo gym amidst hundreds of people—survivors and family members and others. A girl who should be in a stabilizing environment. You are fucking despicable.

http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/society_general/633382.html?_fr=st2

Remember how there was a five year old girl who was rescued yesterday? She was in shock so they moved her to the hospital ER. Today, Miss Park took a photo op with the girl, expressing concern. In the fucking Jindo gym amidst hundreds of people—survivors and family members and others. A girl who should be in a stabilizing environment. You are fucking despicable.

http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/society_general/633382.html?_fr=st2

I am missing Shah. Very much. Gwangju/my parents’ house is wonderful but nothing like home with Shah bossing me around.


Colours meme: Chartreuse for Cowardice
(The color Chartreuse was named because it looked like the color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, made since 1764. It is the union of yellow and green, and it can denote lack of experience and immaturity: it is the color of conflict and fear, but it also creates a feeling of anticipation.)


Chartreuse. God that is so pretentious. It’s fucking yellow-green.

Colours meme: Chartreuse for Cowardice

(The color Chartreuse was named because it looked like the color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, made since 1764. It is the union of yellow and green, and it can denote lack of experience and immaturity: it is the color of conflict and fear, but it also creates a feeling of anticipation.)

Chartreuse. God that is so pretentious. It’s fucking yellow-green.

(Reblogged from jejecooksrice)

사람의 뇌는 쓰라고 있는 거예요

Out for dinner with my parents at a Korean restaurant at Damyang. Ten minute drive from Gwangju, and you get these great restaurants snuggled in the mountainside. One of the things I love about Gwangju. The foreign food scene may not amount to much, but the Korean food can not be rivaled.