President of shipping company that operated the Sewol vessel was arrested

The South Korean authorities have arrested this Thursday on charges of homicide, the president of the shipping company which operated the Sewol vessel, sunk in mid-April with more than 300 dead and missing. A joint team of prosecutors and the police arrested at his home in...

Authorities estimate conclude on Saturday rescue efforts in Sewol vessel

The South Korean Government today marked the goal of completing the rescue works next Saturday and recover 30 bodies that remain in the Sewol vessel sunk 22 days ago with more than 300 dead or missing.wol 22 days ago with more than 300 dead or missing. `Those responsible of the...

Sewol Vessel was carrying overload during the accident

New reports have revealed that the South Korean Sewol vessel was carrying a load which tripled the recommended the day it crashed off the coast of the country, reported the Yonhap news agency citing sources from the research team of the Prosecutor´s office and the police....

Divers recover 12 more bodies from the wreck in South Korea

On Monday a better climate and lower sea currents allowed divers to recover the bodies of 12 passengers from the ferry that sank in South Korea, bringing the death toll to 260 with 42 people still missing. In the search for the missing, divers made ​​their way to three rooms that...

Overloading would be a cause of the Ferry sinking

Researchers who conducted investigations into the sinking of the South Korean ferry, focus their hypothesis in the excess charge as the main cause of the shipwreck, reported on Thursday the Yonhap news agency. Experts estimate that the responsibility may fall on two members of...

Sewol vessel Captain was one of the first to flee

The Coast Guard in South Korea today released a new video about the accident of Sewol vessel sunk with more than 300 dead or missing, which shows the rescue of Captain among the first evacuated after the accident. The video was shot by a guard with his mobile phone and shows how...

Death toll in South Korean ferry ascends to 150

The official death toll from shipwreck happened in South Korea, amounted this Wednesday to 150 thanks to the speed in the execution of the bodies recovery in submerged ferry. The spokesman for the emergency task force, Koh Myung-seok, said that the bodies recovering work has...

Ferry crew ignored evacuation orders according to South Korean president

The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, said today, Monday 21, that the actions of the captain and the crew are ‘equivalent to murder.’ This regarding the sinking of a ferry last week in South Korean waters. During a meeting with her advisers, Park said that the...