Lee Joon-seuk, the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank several days ago, has been arrested on charges of negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. He has been criticized for ordering passengers to remain on the ship even as it tilted, delaying evacuation orders. Lee said he made the decision because he feared the passengers would “float away.”
29 people have been confirmed dead, with another 273 people still missing. 174 of the passengers were rescued. After being arrested, Lee appeared on TV and said, “”I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the victims.” He also admitted he had made a mistake in making such a sharp turn in the ship, which could’ve caused the tipping.
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Almost 300 passengers are feared to be dead after their ferry sunk off the coast of South Korea. The ferry had 462 people on board when it sunk. 7 have been confirmed to have died, while 290 are still missing. Since they would’ve spent more than a day in the freezing water, authorities are not optimistic about their survival chances.
The ferry left Incheon with mainly high school students on board. The captain changed the ship’s path to make up for lost time due to heavy fog. Unfortunately, the new path took the ship into rocky waters, and survivors described hearing a loud bang and then the ship suddenly tilting over.