April 22nd, 2014
09:53 AM ET

A Timeline For Sunken South Korean Ferry

It began as a routine ocean trip on calm seas. Passengers bound for a resort island were just stirring, some eating breakfast.

The ship ran into trouble just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, as it steamed toward to Jeju, a resort island considered the Hawaii of Korea.

Why did it happen? South Korean media has reported investigators are probing the possibility the ship may have taken a sharp turn, causing vehicles and cargo aboard to shift and forcing the ship off balance.

CNN has not confirmed those reports.

A partial transcript of communication between an unidentified crew member aboard the sinking South Korean ferry and local maritime traffic control centers reveals some new details of events. 

From Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 9:07am:

Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center: Sewol, this is Jindo VTS. Are you sinking?

Sewol: Yes. (We are sinking.) Please send the coast guard as soon as possible.

ferry path

On "New Day" Monday, Captain James Staples, a cargo ship captain and maritime safety consultant, dug deeper on the timeline of the sinking ship with Kate Bolduan.

At 9:17am, Staples said the listing was reported at 51 degrees. “She’s now at a point of no return.”

Twenty-one minutes later, at 9:38am, the transmission ends.

WATCH STAPLES' BREAKDOWN BELOW: 

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How Could He Get Onto Tarmac, Into Plane?
April 22nd, 2014
05:36 AM ET

How Could He Get Onto Tarmac, Into Plane?

 If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop on board the bottom of a plane?

That's the question many are asking after a 16-year-old boy snuck into the wheel well of a Boeing 767 and flew from San Jose, California, to Maui, Hawaii.

Many immediately pointed the finger at the Transportation Security Administration.

While TSA does play a part in an airport's overall security, their role is largely limited to the inside of the airport building - the checkpoint security.

Local and airport police handle the outside - the perimeter security.

"Perimeter security is a shared security," said John Sammon, a top TSA administrator, during a congressional subcommittee hearing in 2011. The TSA depends on local police and airport personnel to play the lead role, he said.

Against this backdrop, Sunday's incident has one California state lawmaker calling for better safety measures.

"I have long been concerned about security at our airport perimeters," state Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted. " #Stowaway teen demonstrates vulnerabilities that need to be addressed."

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April 22nd, 2014
05:26 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nearly 200 girls remain missing after being abducted in northern Nigeria. The death toll grows as more bodies are recovered from a submerged South Korean ferry. And there's been a rare American win at the Boston Marathon.

It's Tuesday, and here are the 5 things to know for your "New Day."

1. NIGERIAN GIRLS KIDNAPPED

Life in the north: More than a week ago, 230 girls were abducted from a school in northern Nigeria, and about 190 are still missing. As tragic as it is, these sorts of occurrences aren't unusual. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has regularly bombed churches and mosques; kidnapped women and children; and assassinated politicians and religious leaders. Related violence has killed 1,500 people in the first three months of this year alone.

2. SOUTH KOREAN FERRY

More bodies found: It's a grim scene as South Korean divers recover body after body from the hull of a passenger ferry that sank last week. The death toll keeps ticking upward. The number of dead reached 108 Tuesday afternoon; the number of people still missing stood at 194. It's still considered a search and rescue effort, but no one's been found alive since shortly after the ferry went down Wednesday.

3. BOSTON MARATHON

A rare win: For the first time since 1983, an American won the men's division at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line with an official time of 2:08:37. Kenyan Rita Jeptoo placed first in the women's division for the second year in a row, setting an unofficial course record with a time of 2:18:57. Security was extremely tight after last year's deadly bombing. There were no major incidents this time around.

4. UKRAINE CRISIS

Biden visit: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Kiev, Ukraine, today in a show of support for the embattled interim government. He'll deliver a new aid package - a bundle that includes new economic and energy aid as well as other governance assistance. Ukrainian leaders are struggling to keep the country afloat amid financial problems and a showdown with Russia in the nation's pro-Russian east. Russia has already annexed Crimea.

5. HAWAII PLANE STOWAWAY

How did this happen? There are lots of questions after a 16-year-old boy hopped an airport fence in California and rode to Maui in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines plane. How he survived the trip is the first question. But since he did, the second question is: How did he manage to accomplish the feat without being seen by anyone? Security cameras clearly show him in San Jose on Sunday, where his adventure began, and then crawling out from underneath the plane in Hawaii. In any case, he's lucky to be alive.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

- Cheeky hamster: This lil' guy can sure put away the carrots.

- Tricky tree: Remember your simple machines lesson from grade school? This is called a lever.

- Oooh, ahhhh: This is what you get when send a GoPro up on quadcopter in the middle of a fireworks show. Pretty cool.

- Too cute: Here's a happy baby to start your day with a smile.

- Wasted chow: This "Love Letter to Food" asks us to think about how much of it we waste.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

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