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US Navy to join search for passengers missing from South Korean ferry

  • Reuters, Seoul
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2014 14:07 IST

The US Navy has sent a ship to join the search-and-rescue operation for more than 300 passengers missing after a South Korean ferry capsised on Wednesday.

The US Seventh Fleet said the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, which has helicopters on board, was on a routine patrol off South Korea's west coast and was on its way to the scene of the accident.

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