Officials say captain fled the boat when hundreds of passengers were asked to wait to be rescued.
Sixteen bodies have been found near the South Korean vessel, and nearly 300 people are still missing.
Passengers recount how a South Korean vessel carrying hundreds overturned and slipped into the Yellow Sea.
Here’s what we know about the situation so far.
At least 3 people are dead, dozens are injured and nearly 300 passengers remain missing.
With speculation that the black box batteries died, officials will use the sub to follow up on the best lead.
South Korea says that several sensitive areas had been photographed by sky-blue drones almost certainly belonging to the North Korea.
The latest acoustic signals raise hopes that search teams may be closing in on the jet’s wreckage.
The signals could help searchers find where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the Indian Ocean.
Officials caution they don’t yet know whether the acoustics are from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Nearly a month after airliner vanished, a spark of hope arises in detection of acoustic signals.
The hunt for the missing Malaysian jet is now a race against time as more bad weather is forecast for next week.
Dozens of ships and planes scour a part of the Indian Ocean where a satellite photographed two objects.
U.S. Navy plane that can search under water is shifted to remote area 1,800 miles west of that country.
Wailing with grief and anger, a handful of Chinese relatives of passengers on the missing airliner burst into the media auditorium in the Malaysian capital.
With too much of the globe to look over on its own, Malaysia cedes some authority to other countries.
Criminal probe into who flew plane astray expands as the physical search for passenger jet broadens.
Malaysian prime minister says communications aboard Flight MH370 were deliberately disabled.
What happened on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is unknown — but investigators think it was no accident.
Based on new analysis of satellite data, Malaysian officials say the plane have made last made contact anywhere along one of two corridors: one stretching from northern Thailand toward the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan border, the other, more southern path stretching from Indonesia to the remote Indian Ocean.
Chico Harlan has served as the Post’s East Asia bureau chief since 2010, covering the natural and nuclear disasters in Japan and a leadership change in North Korea. In a previous position at the Post, Harlan covered the Washington Nationals during two-year period where they where the league’s worst team, without interruption. He’s also worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Daily Telegraph, in Sydney. He’s a graduate of Syracuse University.