Arrest Warrant Sought For S. Korea Ferry Captain

Prosecutors said Friday that preliminary investigations showed that captain Lee Joon-Seok had handed the helm to his third officer before the ferry capsized.
Arrest Warrant Sought For S. Korea Ferry Captain

Via AFP:

South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized two days before with hundreds of children on board, a coastguard official said.

"The joint investigation team of police and prosecutors asked for warrants to arrest three crew, including the captain," the official in the southern coastguard headquarters in Mokpo told AFP.

The request was submitted to the local court, he said, while adding that he was unaware of the precise charges.

The captain and most of his 28 crew managed to escape the ferry, and have been critici...

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