All posts tagged "ferry"

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    Captain of capsized ferry gets 36 years in prison

    GWANGJU (Yonhap) — A district court on Tuesday sentenced the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol to 36 years in prison for abandoning passengers at the time of the deadly sinking. Lee Joon-seok, however, was acquitted of...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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  • A man breaks down after checking the list. (Yonhap)
    Gov’t announces end to search operations on sunken ferry

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The government on Tuesday announced an end to its near seven-months-long search for people still missing in April’s deadly ferry sinking off the country’s southwest coast. The 6,825-ton ferry Sewol sank in waters near...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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  • Rep. Lee Wan-koo, right, floor leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, and his counterpart Woo Yoon-keun of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy walk out of a National Assembly conference room, Friday, after they agreed on three Sewol-related bills. (Yonhap)
    Rival parties reach compromise on ferry bills

    Coast Guard, emergency agency to be scrapped By Kang Hyun-kyung The chief negotiators of the ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) finally agreed on details of three Sewol-related bills, Friday....

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    One more body recovered from sunken ferry Sewol

    One more body was recovered from the sunken ferry Sewol on Tuesday.  It was the first recovery in 102 days since July 18. The badly decomposed body, presumed to be that of a woman, was found in the...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • Lee Joon-seok, left, captain of the sunken ferry Sewol, is taken to the Gwangju District Court for a trial, Monday. Lee and three other crewmen were indicted on charges of murder for their abandonment of the vessel without evacuating passengers, resulting in the deaths of more than 300 people. ( Yonhap)
    Death penalty sought for ferry captain

    GWANGJU (Yonhap) — Prosecutors sought the death sentence Monday for the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol for abandoning passengers at the time of the deadly sinking. Lee Joon-seok, the 68-year-old skipper, was indicted on charges of...

    • Posted October 27, 2014
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  • Yoo Dae-gyun
    4-year jail term sought for Sewol owner’s son

    By Kim Rahn Prosecutors called for a four-year jail term for Yoo Dae-gyun, the eldest son of the late Yoo Byung-eun, the de facto owner of Chonghaejin Marine that operated the sunken ferry Sewol, Wednesday. The prosecution...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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    Ferry disaster blamed on cargo overloading, illegal redesign

    By Kim Han-joo SEOUL (Yonhap) — April’s deadly ferry sinking was caused by a combination of cargo overloading, an illegal redesigning of the ship to increase its cargo load and the steersman’s poor helmsmanship, the prosecution said...

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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