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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean driver of Sewol owner gives himself up to prosecutors

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:05pm by Reuters

    ... Korea's worst maritime disaster. The crew members face charges ranging from homicide to negligence for abandoning the ship after telling passengers to remain on board. Yang is thought ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    ‘They kept telling us to stay put’: survivors testify at South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:10am

    ... being repeatedly told to stay put as the ship was sinking. “They kept saying the same thing over and over,” one said, describing how she and classmates obeyed the order until the ferry had ... of them were swept back into the ship,” she recalled. The tragedy, and in particular the loss of so many young lives, rocked South Korea with an overwhelming sense of collective shock and grief. ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Shrinking lake, sinkholes threaten 123-storey tower being built in Seoul

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... deep. There were claims that construction was the cause a drop in the depth of the lake the tower overlooks, from five metres to 4.3 metres. With about 70 of its 123 floors completed, the Lotte ... the holes were far from the construction site and could be caused by other factors. Songpa district's local government said the tower was not to be blamed for the sinkholes. But the Seoul city ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Relatives of South Korean ferry disaster victims weep and jeer at trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... of family members were in court in the southwestern city of Gwangju and many wept openly at the scenes of passengers desperately trying to escape the ship. They also jeered and shouted in anger ... where they were when the ship began listing. Before the video footage was shown, the prosecutors had used a model of the Sewol to show where most of the passengers were when it ran into trouble. ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of people were still trapped inside the heavily listing vessel before it capsized. They were also condemned for ordering the passengers to remain where they were when the ship began listing. ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Younger brother of South Korea ferry disaster fugitive arrested

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters

    ... evasion stemming from a web of business holdings centred on I-One-I, an investment vehicle owned by his sons that ran the shipping company, Chonghaejin Marine. Chonghaejin owned the Sewol, which ... The sinking of the Sewol was a disaster that prompted a national outpouring of grief and anger, especially after some crew were caught on video abandoning ship while the children, following ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea arrests wife of businessman linked to disaster ferry's operator

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:51pm by Reuters

    ... of embezzlement, negligence and tax evasion stemming from a web of business holdings centred on I-One-I, an investment vehicle owned by his sons that ran the shipping company, Chonghaejin Marine. ... abandoning ship while the children, following instructions, stayed in their cabins. Five Chonghaejin employees, including company boss Kim Han-sik, pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence in court ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    CEO of firm that operated doomed South Korean ferry blamed for overloading

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:45am by AP

    ... navigation. The Sewol, a car ferry purchased in Japan in 2012, was redesigned to add cabins and create an exhibition room, according to the indictment. The ship became top heavy as a result, so the Korean Register of Shipping approved the ship on the condition that it substantially reduce its cargo limit. Chonghaejin is said to have continued to overload the ferry with cargo even though ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea ferry crew claim rescue was coastguard’s job

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:23pm by Reuters

    ... the captain, were caught on video abandoning ship while the children stayed in their cabins as told, wearing life jackets and awaiting further orders. Im represents three crew members, including one ... with homicide, facing a maximum sentence of death. Two crew are charged with fleeing and abandoning ship that carries a maximum term of life in prison. Nine face negligence charges. “They were in a panic ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    6,000 South Korean police storm church compound in search for ferry fugitive

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:18am by AFP

    ... prosecutors that Chonghaejin Marine "brushed aside" repeated warnings that the 20-year-old ship had stability issues following a renovation in 2012. Five Chonghaejin officials have been ...




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