THANK GOD THEY’RE LIFTING THE FERRY! PLEASE SAVE THEM. WE’RE HERE TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL. #PrayForSouthKorea
Thanks to Samsung’s CEO Lee Kunhee for sending out a crane to lift up the ferry!
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Okay I just looked up some stuff and guys this might be bad since
1. The crane can only lift up to 3000 tons. The ferry is 6825 tons. So they need more than one crane.
2. There is a possibility that the survivors will die as if the ferry gets shaken during the lifting process water can get into air pockets. So the families of those that are missing are opposing this procedure.
The salvage crane doesn’t need to lift the entire weight of the ship unless it is lifting the ship all the way out of the water — it just needs to be powerful enough to turn the ship back over, since most of the weight is still offset by displacement. While there is a risk of disturbing air pockets as they right the ship, the unfortunate fact is that it’s nearly impossible for rescue divers to get inside with the ship upside down, and even more impossible to actually rescue anyone. At the very minimum, hooking up the crane ship will allow the ferry to be stabilized in place and minimize the risk of it sinking all the way.