Arrest warrants issued for South Korean ferry captain and 2 crew members

Arrest warrants have been issued for Captain Lee Joon Suk and two crew members of the ferry boat that capsized Wednesday off the coast of South Korea with 460 aboard. The captain's whereabouts at the time of the accident "is not clear," said state prosecutor Jae-Eok Park.
By JC Finley   |   April 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM   |   Comments

SEOUL, April 18 (UPI) -- Arrest warrants have been issued for the captain and two crew members of the ferry boat that capsized off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday with 460 people aboard.

A spokesman for the prosecutor and police investigation announced the arrest warrants Friday.

According to state prosecutor Jae-Eok Park, "It is not clear where (the captain) was when the accident occurred, although it is clear that he was not in the steering room before the actual accident happened."

Captain Lee Joon Suk offered a televised apology on Thursday.

The cause of the accident, which left 28 dead and 270 still missing, has not yet been determined. A search and rescue operation is ongoing as divers try to reach passengers they believe may still be on the ship.


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