Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Maritime News

Korean Captain Found Guilty of Homicide

The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.

April 28, 2015
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maritime News

Sewol Crew File for Appeal

Eight of the 15 surviving crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April have filed for appeal against their convictions on negligence charges in the country's worst maritime disaster in more than four decades.

November 13, 2014
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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ITF Condemns Sewol Ferry Sentences

The International Transport Workers’ Federation’s seafarers’ section chair, David Heindel, has condemned South Korea’s sentencing of the Sewol ferry Captain and crew, describing the 36 year sentence handed down to...

November 12, 2014
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Sewol Ferry Captain Spared Death Penalty, Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison

The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April was sentenced to 36 years in prison for not doing enough to save passengers in the country’s worst maritime disaster in more than four decades.

November 11, 2014
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Maritime News

Court Mulling Death Penalty for Sewol Ferry Captain Stirs Bitter Memory

After his mother was killed in a 1970 ferry sinking in South Korea, Nah Jong Ryeol spent four decades documenting the disaster in hopes of preventing another tragedy. Then the Sewol sank in April killing 304 people.

November 10, 2014
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Monday, October 27, 2014
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Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Sewol Captain

South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people, most of them school children, dead or missing...

October 27, 2014
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Maritime News

Captain of Doomed South Korean Ferry Apologises For Failure to Rescue Children

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April killing about 300 people, most of them school children, apologised in court on Wednesday for his failure to rescue passengers in the country's worst maritime disaster for decades.

October 8, 2014
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Crew of Doomed South Korean Ferry Drank Beer While Awaiting Rescue

SEOUL, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Some crew of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in 44 years drank beer while waiting for rescue, one...

September 3, 2014
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Friday, August 29, 2014
Maritime News

Captain of Doomed South Korean Ferry Says Lack of Safety Checks was Customary

The captain of the doomed ferry Sewol told a court on Friday he was just following established practice in not making safety checks before the vessel set off

August 29, 2014
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Monday, July 28, 2014
Maritime News

Teen Survivors Testify At Sewol Ferry Trial

Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.

July 28, 2014
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Maritime News

South Korean Children Were Steps Away From Survival

Many of the 250 children who drowned when a South Korean ferry sank in April would have survived if the crew had issued a simple order to evacuate to emergency decks just outside their cabins, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.

July 8, 2014
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Sewol Trial: Ferry Crew Blames Coast Guard

The surviving crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people and sparking a nationwide outpouring of grief argued on Tuesday that it was up to the coastguard to rescue the passengers, not them.

June 17, 2014
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Maritime News

Trial Starts for Sewol Captain and Crew

Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, most of them children, went on trial on Tuesday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide.

June 10, 2014
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