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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean head of Sewol operator jailed for 10 years for manslaughter

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 10:05pm by AFP

    ... as an "incompetent" crew capsized off the southern coast on April 16. Kim, 71, was also found guilty of allowing the ship's cargo to be left unsecured in breach of safety standards. Ten other defendants, ... bore the most responsibility, as it had ordered the illegal refit and determined the amount of cargo the vessel carried. ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Body found in sunken Sewol, six months after ferry sank off South Korea coast

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 06:11pm

    ... The sinking, one of South Korea’s deadliest disasters in decades, caused nationwide grief and fury, with authorities blaming overloading of cargo, improper storage, untimely rescue efforts and other ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Sewol ferry disaster captain admits error in leaving inexperienced crew member at helm, denies playing on phone

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by AFP

    ... The findings of a five-month investigation by state prosecutors, released on Monday, concluded that a deadly combination of cargo overloading, illegal redesign and poor helmsmanship had caused ... was overloaded and top heavy following an illegal refit, made a sharp turn in the channel, causing it to list sharply to one side. This caused the cargo to shift, and the ferry to capsize and sink. Lee ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Nine dead after Chinese cargo ship sinks off South Korea

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 09:29am by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul A cargo ship hit a seawall off South Korea’s southeastern coast and partly sank in an accident that killed nine crew members and left two missing, coast guard officers said on Wednesday. Eight crew members were rescued. The ship is owned by a Chinese firm and flagged in Panama, and its crew is nearly all Chinese with one Vietnamese. The 8,461-ton ship ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... by overloading it with poorly stowed cargo after a risky redesign and had neglected safety by spending less than US$2 last year on training. The defendants countered that the cause of the April disaster ... 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea to conclude search for missing ferry passengers by weekend

    Posted May 07th 2014, 04:55pm by AFP

    ... and failing to protect passengers. Improper stowage and overloading of cargo is suspected as a possible reason the ferry sank, and four employees at the ship’s owner who handled cargo on the Sewol ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... of cargo. The crew members face charges of negligence and failing to perform their duties to rescue passengers, with four of them facing homicide charges. Yoo faced allegations of tax evasion, ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Diver dies during search for bodies in South Korea's sunken ferry

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:27am by Associated Press in South Korea

    ... of cargo on the vessel. In all, 19 people have been arrested in the investigation, 15 of them crew members accused of abandoning passengers. An executive with ties to Chonghaejin, the company that owns the ferry, was arrested on suspicion of malpractice related to company finances. Improper stowage and overloading of cargo is suspected as a possible reason the ferry sank. The ferry ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Victim’s mother files first damages suit over South Korea ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... room for more cargo. “Chonghaejin Marine, owner of the Sewol ferry and employer of the crew, was neglectful in safety education and the state was very lax in the management of operation ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Angry relatives hold South Korean ferry tragedy officials captive

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:00pm by Associated Press in Jindo, South Korea

    ... cause, meanwhile, has turned to what the ferry was carrying: more than 3,600 tonnes of cargo, according to the company that loaded it. An inspector who examined the vessel during a redesign said it could safely handle only 1,000 tonnes of cargo and passengers, and needed more than 2,000 tonnes of water as ballast to ensure it remained balanced. A naval architecture expert said the reported ...




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