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Mon, December 4, 2023 | 21:46
Why didn't sailors tell them to evacuate?
It’s been three weeks after the ferry Sewol capsized and the biggest question thus far is why the 15 crewmembers made no efforts to save the passengers from the rapidly listing ferry.
Vital moments wasted during rescue
For nearly one hour, hundreds of students were waiting to be rescued from the ferry Sewol after the first distress call was sent, but the precious “golden time”, when significant rescue efforts could have been made was wasted, according to video clips retrieved from the mobile phones of the teenagers.
Semo Group affiliates raided
Investigators raided ten offices and houses linked to businesses of former Semo Group Chairman Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the operator of the sunken ferry Sewol, the prosecution announced Thursday. The search is the latest in a series of raids on affiliates with the group in a widening investigation to uncover illegal deals that might have contributed to the maritim...
Who controls Semo Group?
The structure of Semo Group is a tangled web of dozens of affiliates, which own each other ultimately controlled by individuals - former Chairman Yoo Byung-eun’s two sons and seven of his friends.
Coast Guard under fire
The joint prosecution-police task force investigating the sinking of the ferry Sewol is probing the Coast Guard on suspicion of negligence.
Yoo tries to protect reputation as photographer
For former Semo Group Chairman Yoo Byung-eun, whose family owns the sunken ferry Sewol, his reputation as a photographer matters the most, apparently.
Sewol owner's paper companies raided
Prosecutors raided Monday four offices and residential properties belonging to the family of Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, on suspicions that the family set up paper companies to raise secret funds.
Captain Lee Joon-seok of the sunken ferry Sewol was seen sliding out of the ferry Sewol to be rescued ahead of other passengers in video clips released Monday by the Coast Guard. By the time a rescue boat reached the front side of the ferry, the vessel was tilted about 60 degrees, making it difficult for passengers to get out of the vessel. The video clips show Coast Guard of...
All 15 Sewol sailing crew in custody
Four additional crewmembers of the sunken ferry Sewol were arrested Saturday on charges of violating the maritime law. Now, all 15 who were responsible for the operation of the 6,825-ton ferry, are in custody. They include the ship’s captain and other officers as well as engineers, who abandoned the ship without helping passengers to evacuate. In contrast, the cabin crew stay...
More than 130,000 visit Ansan memorial
More than 130,000 people visited a temporary memorial for the victims of the Sewol ferry accident in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, as of Sunday, since the shrine opened to the public last Wednesday.
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