CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Jindo Island: South Korea: Kyung Lah) The rescue efforts at the underwater ferryboat outlined and the counseling of the families waiting discussed; scenes shown of the arrested captain Lee Joon Seok, who explained why he kept passengers on the boat, the sinking and video from inside the boat; details given about fears of suicide. How Koreans are obedient and stayed on the threatened boat discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with USS Bonhomme Richard Capt. Joey Tynch about the US role in the operation. [TYNCH - talks about the weather at sea and the ship's role in helping the Korean navy.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with retired diver Bobbie Scholley, cargo ship captain James Staples and Security Dynamics LLC president Kim Petersen about the ferry; inset video of the ship shown, [From Boston, SCHOLLEY- explains the difficult salvage operation for the divers, the protocols for diving.] [STAPLES - comments on the charges against the captain.] [From Ft. Lauderdale, PETERSEN - explain how liferafts work and why they were not deployed.]