Saturday, April 24, 2010
South Korea raises the bow of the Cheonan
South Korea has raised the bow section of the Cheonan, the corvette that sank under mysterious circumstances on March 26, 2010. The corvette was shattered by a large explosion that caused her to break in half and sink. The ship sank in relatively shallow water, and less than a month later the South Koreans were able to salvage both halves of the vessel. The two halves of the ship will be taken to a South Korean naval base near Seoul for further inspection.
The photos of the Cheonan being salvaged are copyrighted, but here are links to where they have been published. A picture of the bow section being raised can be seen here. A picture of the stern as it was raised is available here.