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S Korea ferry captain jailed for 36yrs

S Korea ferry captain jailed for 36yrs

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison. The Sewol ferry was carrying 476 people when it went down. More than 300 died, most of them school students. Lee Joon-seok was among 15 crew members on trial over...

Ferry sinks in central Philippines

Ferry sinks in central Philippines

At least 100 people have been rescued, and two confirmed dead, after a ferry sank in bad weather in the central Philippines. However, the Maharlika II only had 84 people listed as being on board, so authorities cannot say how many more may be missing. The ferry left Liloan port in Southern Leyte province and...

Ferry sinks with 7 trucks in Gopalganj

Ferry sinks with 7 trucks in Gopalganj

A ferry carrying seven goods-laden trucks capsized in Madhumati river near a ferry terminal in Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj early today. Hundreds of buses, trucks and other transports were seen waiting both sides of the river as the ferry services remain suspended following the accident. Soon after the ferry anchored at Kalna terminal, it sank...

All SKorea ferry crew 'in custody'

All SKorea ferry crew 'in custody'

All 15 crew members involved in the navigation of the ill-fated South Korean passenger ferry Sewol are now reportedly in custody, facing criminal negligence charges. The prosecution requested arrest warrants for four additional crew members. Eleven others, including the captain, had been detained earlier. The ferry with 476 people on board sank off South Korea...

S Korea divers find 48 bodies in single room

S Korea divers find 48 bodies in single room

Divers searching a sunken passenger ferry off South Korea found 48 bodies in a single room on the vessel meant to accommodate 38 people, officials say. The group was crammed into a dormitory and all were wearing lifejackets, a South Korean Navy officer said. Some 183 bodies have been recovered from the Sewol, but scores...

SKorean ferry transcript reveals crew panic

SKorean ferry transcript reveals crew panic

The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew. In the newly released transcript, a crew member repeatedly asks if there were vessels on hand to rescue passengers if evacuation was ordered. The captain has said he delayed the move for fear...

‘Sorry’ ferry captain explains delay

‘Sorry’ ferry captain explains delay

The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week said he delayed giving evacuation orders because he feared passengers would "drift away". Lee Joon-seok, 69, was arrested with two crew members on Friday. He has been criticised for not giving orders to evacuate soon enough. Divers reported seeing three bodies in the ship on...

Over 200 dead in S Sudan ferry capsize

Over 200 dead in S Sudan ferry capsize

More than 200 civilians in South Sudan have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in the town of Malakal, an army spokesman has said. He said women and children were among the victims in Sunday's disaster.

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry link resumes after 11hrs

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry link resumes after 11hrs

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route resume after over an 11-hour suspension due to poor visibility caused by dense fog

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