Court trims sentence for CEO of Sewol operator

(SEOUL, South Korea) — An appeals court on Tuesday reduced the prison sentence for the chief executive of the company that operated the Sewol ferry, The New York Times reported. The overloaded vessel sank last year off South Korea's coast, killing more than 300 people. Chonghaejin Marine Co. CEO Kim Han-sik, convicted in November of accidental homicide and embezzlement, had his sentence cut to seven years from 10 years.

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By Professional Mariner Staff