Video shows captain abandoning S. Korean ferry with hundreds still on board

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(SEOUL, South Korea) — The South Korean coast guard has released video showing the captain of the capsized ferry Sewol abandoning ship with hundreds of passengers still on board, The Korea Times reported. Capt. Lee Joon-seok, wearing only his underwear and a black shirt, is shown cautiously stepping into a rescue boat as the ferry lists 60 degrees. More than 300 people, mostly students on a school trip, have been confirmed dead or are listed as missing in the accident.

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By Professional Mariner Staff