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Sewol ferry tragedy: shame and honour

The Remorse of Orestes, oil painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1862 We see that everyone is villifying Captain Lee Jun-seok of the ill-starred MV Sewol. And rightly so. The man was one of the first to leave the South Korean ferry for safety in violation of the...

Costa Concordia salvage: the irony

Who wouldn't be impressed by the Costa Concordia salvage operation? The 'parbuckling' entailed meticulous preparations and took 19 hours. When the 114,137 grt ship was finally righted on Tuesday, 17th September, the press hailed the process as an 'engineering feat.'...