Let's try getting a better sense of what's to come in terms of search, rescue, and salvage operations down off Korea's southwestern coast.
For that, Captain Nicholas Sloane joins us live on the line from Italy.
Nicholas Sloane is a marine master with over 30 years of experience and was in charge of salvage operations of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship off Italy.
Captain Sloane, thank you so much for joining us.
Let's start with the search and rescue operations here in Korea, now in their tenth day.
Based on your expertise and experience in the field, which stage is the Korean rescue team at?
How does this case compare with the Costa Concordia case?
Based on your experience with Costa Concordia how long do you think the salvage of the Sewol-ho ferry will take and what will be some of the biggest challenges?
Captain Nicholas Sloane, Senior Salvage Master of the Costa Concordia Removal Project thank you for speaking with us today.