Sinking of the MV Sewol
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The sinking of the MV Sewol occurred on 16 April 2014 en route to Jeju from Incheon. The South Korean ferry capsized while carrying 476 people, mostly secondary school students from Danwon High School (Ansan City).
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- The captain did not comply with passenger evacuation orders from the vessel traffic service... and escaped ahead of others while telling passengers to keep their seats. This is something that is never imaginable legally or ethically.
- South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, quoted on BBC News, "South Korea ferry: President condemns crew actions", April 21, 2014.
- I've gone through the grief of losing family, so I understand it well. My heart breaks to think about how you must feel. Anyone responsible for the accident and criminally at fault will be sternly punished.
- South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, quoted on The Guardian, "South Korea's president meets relatives of those missing after ferry disaster", May 4, 2014.