First ferry distress call came from a passenger not the crew

Anderson Cooper 360

“Help us. The boat is sinking” was the first message emergency responders on land received alerting them to a problem on board the South Korean ferry. That call came from a young passenger using his cell phone, not from the crew. Hours later the ship would sink with hundreds of people still on board. Kyung Lah has the latest on the effort to reach those passengers.

Anderson discussed the ferry captain and crew’s actions with Merchant Marine Captain James Staples and Kim Petersen, Governor Emeritus of the Maritime Security Council.

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