Death penalty sought for captain in South Korean ferry disaster


(GWANGJU, South Korea) — Prosecutors on Monday sought the death penalty for the captain of Sewol, the ferry that capsized in April with the loss of 304 lives, Reuters reported. Lee Joon-seok, 68, charged with homicide, should be sentenced to death for failing to carry out his duty, prosecutors said. The captain is one of 15 crewmembers on trial for abandoning the ship before it sank.

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By Professional Mariner Staff