Cheonan salvage operations continue tomorrow
The Ministry of National Defense announced today the operation to retrieve the rear part of the Cheonan was scheduled to get under way at 9 a.m. Thursday. On Monday, the stern broke surface for the first time as it was carried off to shallower waters to facilitate the salvage operation.
Park Sung-woo, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said divers would connect a third chain around the stern to lift it with a crane. The military had said it would need three chains to retrieve the stern and four chains to salvage the bow. Poor weather conditions with strong winds and high waves on Monday put salvage operations on hold and forced barges and cranes away from the waters where the Cheonan sunk.
By Yoo Jee-ho [firstname.lastname@example.org]