South Korean salvage crews have loaded the Sewol ferry that sank in 2014 onto a semi-submersible transport vessel that will carry it to a nearby port for an investigation.Authorities completed the operation early on Saturday, a day after raising the vessel from the ocean floor, and nearly 3 years after it went down in a disaster that claimed the lives of at least 295 people. 9 victims are still missing. Most of those who died were students on a high school trip.Officials say it will take 3 to 5 days to drain water and oil from the ferry and secure it on a base aboard the transport vessel. They expect it will arrive at the southwestern port of Mokpo, about 90 kilometers from where it sank, as early as next week.Investigators will conduct a search for the missing and attempt to determine the cause of the accident.Families of the victims returned to port after spending 3 days watching the salvage work from a nearby ship.Lee Keum-hui said that she wants the government to do all it can to find those who are still unaccounted for. Her daughter was on the Sewol for a high school trip.
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