What to know: South Korea ferry disaster

POSTED: 04:34 AM PDT Apr 16, 2014    UPDATED: 08:13 AM PDT Jul 09, 2014 

The operators of the sunken Sewol ferry prioritized profit over safety, and the vessel was licensed based on falsified documents, South Korean investigators said in an interim report. Take a look at images from the disaster that killed hundreds of people and shocked the nation.

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Hundreds were involved in the rescue work. The U.S. Navy ship USS Bonhomme Richard, on routine patrol in the area, dispatched its helicopters to aid in the rescue, the U.S. Navy said.

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