What happened to the captain of the South Korean ferry?

An appeals court has sentenced the South Korean captain of the Sewol ferry to life in prison on a murder charge, strengthening an earlier conviction. He had been found guilty in November of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years, but relatives of the dead were furious he was not convicted of murder.

Who is the captain of Sewol ferry tragedy?

South Korean ferry sinks – Sewol ferry captain Lee Joon-Seok was acquitted of murder, avoiding a death sentence, but was sentenced to 36 years in jail on November 11 for his role in the maritime disaster that killed more than 300.

How many people died in Sewol ferry?

Sinking of MV Sewol/Number of deaths
The final death toll reveals a tragedy: 304 of the 476 passengers were killed; five of the bodies were never recovered. Of the 299 deaths, 250 were second-year high school students.

What caused the Sewol ferry to sink?

The Sewol sank because of greed. Renovations by the owner, and approved by regulators, made the ferry more profitable, but also dangerous. On the day the ferry sank, April 16, 2014, shippers had loaded twice the legal limit of cargo on its decks.

Was the Sewol ferry recovered?

Data has been restored from at least two phones found on the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 off South Korea, giving insights into the victims’ last moments. “Don’t die, stay alive,” was among the frantic messages received before the vessel went down, killing 304 people.

Who owned the Sewol ferry?

Yoo Byung-eun
Yoo Byung-eun and his family owned the Chonghaejin Marine Co, which in turn owned the Sewol ferry. Prosecutors said the company ignored safety warnings and allowed the ship, which had been illegally redesigned, to be overloaded.

Did any students survive the Sewol ferry?

Survivors of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster have begun testifying against the captain and crew. The passenger ferry capsized on 16 April, killing 304 of the 476 people on board. More than 300 passengers were Danwon High School pupils on an organised trip, but only 75 students survived.

Who died in BTS spring day?

Rapmon, who felt pressure by his “role” as the one who needs to take care of the boys, distanced himself from the others and lost himself. Jungkook and Suga tried to support each other but in the end, Jungkook died in a car crash, something that he couldn’t avoid even if he had tried to (more to that later).

Why should a captain go down with the ship?

“The captain goes down with the ship” is a maritime tradition that a sea captain holds ultimate responsibility for both their ship and everyone embarked on it, and in an emergency will either save those on board or die trying.