The South Korean government cancelled its plan to try to recover the "Sewol" off Jindo at the weekend, citing unfavorable weather. Due to expected changes in weather conditions from March 20 through to March 23, it decided to cancel the plan to recover the ferry. Before it had said if the weather permitted, it would attempt to recover the "Sewol" on March 19. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries planned to conduct a test starting at 6 a.m., and if it was successful the salvage work would have proceeded. The salvage work will involve connecting lifting beams installed in the ship to hydraulic jacks on the barges. Once hoisted, it will be moved onto a semisubmersible ship, which was expected to take about three days. Then it will be carried to a port in Mokpo, some 87 kilometers away, which will take one day.