S. Korean ferry official warned company of ship's stability problems

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(SEOUL) — The regular captain of the ferry Sewol, who was on leave when the South Korean ship sank on April 16, warned the operator about problems with the vessel's stability but was ignored, The Wall Street Journal reported. The captain told investigators that he had expressed concern about additional upper-deck cabins altering the ship's balance. A substitute captain, Lee Jun-Seok, was in charge of the ferry when it capsized with 476 people on board.

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By Professional Mariner Staff