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  1. 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

    ... negligence' – a charge that can carry the death penalty Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster, testifying for the first time on Monday in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    Yoo Dae-gyun, son of South Korean ferry tycoon, detained

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

    ... Reuters in Seoul Cause of fugitive ferry tycoon's death a mystery Police yesterday detained the eldest son of the owner of the South Korean sunken ferry after two months on the run. ... Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency said. Yoo is a major shareholder in Chonghaejin Marine, the operator of the ferry that sank in April. His father, Yoo Byung-eun, had founded the predecessor ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Police confirm body in orchard is that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive billionaire sought over the deaths of 300 in the April capsize Disaster ferry tycoon ... Korean ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, police confirmed yesterday. The body was found in a field of apricot trees in the southern city of Suncheon on June 12, police station ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Red tape leaves Hong Kong waterfront Ferris wheel bidder bitter

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Businessman says bid was denied when he filed a document a day late Red tape leaves wheel bidder bitter An unsuccessful bidder to build a Ferris wheel ... to the London Eye is due to open in September. A three-year contract to operate the wheel was awarded more than a year ago to Swiss AEX, but the site at Central ferry piers 9 and 10 remained empty until ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Judge overturns HK Electric conviction over 2012 Lamma ferry crash

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric wins appeal against ferry-crash fine A High Court judge has overturned the conviction of the owner of one of the boats involved in the 2012 Lamma Island ferry tragedy after finding there was not enough evidence to prove the vessel had insufficient crew. HK Electric, owner of the Lamma IV, had been fined HK$4,500 for having three qualified ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric appeals Lamma IV fine The owner of a vessel involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has ... and their families on the Lamma IV to view a fireworks display in Victoria Harbour. The vessel collided with the Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry-operated Sea Smooth. The accident claimed the lives of 31 adults ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju Emotional reaction to video shown in court of captain and others jumping into rescue boat Relatives of ferry dead weep and jeer at crew's trial Relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court yesterday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    National Day ferry disaster captain hires QC

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Case is likely to be 'cut-throat' between two captains accused of manslaughter: judge Ferry disaster captain hires QC A captain involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has received court permission to hire a Queen's Counsel to fight his case against manslaughter in November. Chow ...

  9. News - Asia - South Korea Ferry Disaster

    South Korean ferry survivors return to school vowing to remember lost friends

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:08pm

    ... Reuters in Ansan, South Korea Two months after Sewol ferry sank and killed more than 300 passengers, surviving children brought to school in five buses under police escort. Holding hands ... friends. Wailing parents of the 250 children who did not survive, when a ferry taking them on a school trip capsized and sank, greeted the children outside the Danwon high school. Some grieving ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju, South Korea Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew in a special session at a courtroom ... as the court began to hear evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew, who are charged with criminal negligence and abandoning the passengers of the Sewol ferry which capsized and sank on April ...




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