Obama Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Achterling
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea. In a statement, April 17, 2014, Obama said he’s directed the U.S. military to provide any and all assistance requested. The USS Bonhomme Richard is engaged in search and rescue operations in an assigned area near the shipwreck.