2. Family members of the missing victims watching the ferry from nearby vessel
3. Lee Keum Hee, mother of missing student Cho En Hwa
4. Family member watching ferry
5. Various of Sewol ferry being transported
6. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Lee Keum Hee, mother of missing Sewol disaster victim Cho En Hwa
"That was how it (Sewol ferry) looked on 16 April, 2014. When the ferry capsized. What was I saying at the time? I asked (people and the government) to save them (the children on board). I asked them to save my child. Now, it is time for us to find our children. Rather than crying and being sad and depressed, we should be finding our children now. To find our children. So now, I am going to find my child with my own hands."
7. Various of Lee looking at ferry
8. Various inside bridge of vessel carrying relatives
The wreck of the South Korean ferry that sunk in 2014, killing 304 people, was transported to port on Friday after weather conditions improved.
Workers completed the massive operation to lift the corroding 6,800-ton Sewol from the seabed late last week.
They loaded the ferry on a heavy lift transport vessel, emptied the wreckage of water and fuel and removed buoyancy equipment to enable it to be carried to Mokpo port.
Watching Friday's operation from a ship following the transport vessel were relatives of some of the nine victims that remain missing.
Bringing the Sewol back to land would be a step toward finding closure to one of the country's deadliest disasters.
Once the ferry reaches Mokpo, government officials say it will take about a month for the ship to be cleaned and evaluated for safety.
Investigators will then enter the wreckage and begin a three-month search for the remains of nine missing victims and for clues further illuminating the cause of the sinking, which has been blamed on overloaded cargo, improper storage and other issues.