Skip to: Content
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search


Captain of South Korean ferry, two crew members arrested for alleged negligence

The captain of the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea's southern coast was arrested along with a helmsmen and a third mate on suspicion of negligence. The captain defended his decision to wait before evacuating, while more than 300 remain missing or dead. 

By Foster Klug and Youkyung LeeAssociated Press / April 19, 2014

The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.