Rescue Efforts to Continue Under Favorable Weather Conditions

A relative of a missing passenger in the ferry disaster off the southwest coast hangs his head on Monday at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Jeolla Province, where the families of the victims are gathered. A relative of a missing passenger in the ferry disaster off the southwest coast hangs his head on Monday at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Jeolla Province, where the families of the victims are gathered.

Wind speeds and wave heights fell by half on Monday from the previous day as a high pressure front moved into the area near Jindo, South Jeolla Province, where the Sewol ferry sank last week.

Weather conditions have turned favorable for workers operating in the waters near the island, and the clear weather is forecast to continue through Friday.

Strong tidal currents, which significantly hampered the rescue operations last week, have also slowed.

When tidal currents slow, underwater visibility improves as there are less floating particles in the sea.

Arirang News / Apr. 22, 2014 11:15 KST