Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mounts

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XianSheng wrote:

I suspect a lot more violations of operations, maintenance and inspections will be found as the investigation goes on. Lax attitudes or outright non-compliance of critical safety measures probably occurred. There are a lot more people at fault for this disaster, other than just the captain and his mates. This was f#ck up on epic proportions. You’ll see as the truth comes out.

Apr 19, 2014 10:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
XianSheng wrote:

I suspect a lot more violations of operations, maintenance and inspections will be found as the investigation goes on. Lax attitudes or outright non-compliance of critical safety measures probably occurred. There are a lot more people at fault for this disaster other than just the captain and his mates. This was a f#@k up of epic proportions. You’ll see, as the truth comes out.

Apr 19, 2014 11:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jocomus wrote:

The captain claimed to have announced abandoning the ship, but there was no life rafts lowered on sea except one for himself and crew. This surely was his misfeasance. The survival rate of Titanic in 1912 was 32% and this time is 36%, which is definitely unacceptable after 100 years of human civilization.

Apr 20, 2014 3:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
caminito wrote:

“Park has fainted during questioning” (BBC)

“Park hasn’t given a clear answer as to why the ship veered so sharply” (BBC)

” Park tells she has not ordered the sharp turn (CNN)

Aside the irresponsibility of the Captain. this shows the consequence of the US originated (and copycatted betwen other by Koreans) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, allowing denying, unqualified panic-prone and emotional WOMEN to accede to such positions only because of their Gender

By the way: the helmsman CHO was at the same place where Park (i.e. the bridge) and if he was reacting erroneously to her instructions she should have stopped him. In a modern ship, the instruments show in any moment which are the consequences of any steering action (and possibly, even sound an alarm if dangerous)

Apr 20, 2014 12:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
caminito wrote:

JOCOMUS

The captain claims that the boats could not be lowered because of the tilt. This may be true when he returned to the bridge, but certainly not when the tilt started. Obviously the panicking female 3rd officer
did not issued the order. By the way, didn’t she tried to contact the captain??

dd606

The far east Asians are still 3rd World people hiding behind a curtain of technological / industrial achievement

See:

KOREA: The present case and the San Francisco B777 accident

JAPAN: The Fukushima case handling, which, aven if in their case the curtain is not thin any 3rd world country would handled it better

CHINA: There, the curtain is not only thin but built on cheating. As the false sightings and hearings in the B777 Malaysia case, the crumbling rails of the bullet trains, the intent to hide their accidents, the false censored info regarding the Chengdu earthquake, billions invested in space exploration deeds or failures, performed by the US and Russia 50 years ago,false statistics and the
incredible chuzpah to accuse Malaysia of lack of transparency with the B777 Korea accident, when in China ten thousands die, without meaningful protests allowed, in the coal mines and children in collapsing schools built by government supervised contractors using nearly iron-less concrete!

MALAYSIA : The outrageous incapable handling of their B777 affaire

Of course, even if in the West there are mishandling of catastrophes,
as KATRINA, there are quadratically less grave

Apr 20, 2014 1:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
emu wrote:

I think it was a cultural thing.
All this be-harmonious-calm-down-dont’t-make-a-scene-be-polite-there’s-no-problem-stuff gets problematic when a problem can’t be wiped under the carpet anymore. Like, when the ship is sinking and just doesn’t respond to polite talk about any ship concerned, or ships in general, hopefully doing what they think is right.

In desaster after desaster you can see that. The costa concordia was an exception, this here, including the mh370 and fukushima is the norm in a society where face is more important than the truth.

Apr 20, 2014 1:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rwaynewright wrote:

They’ll waste millions deciding the exact level of fault to b put n the ferry captain and his staff who made sure they got off safely while leaving the children to their fate. They made it worse by trying to cover their initial error by not alerting the children or teachers to the actual danger. What could have been a potentially dangerous situation was turned into a case of mass murder by their inaction. The vice-principal realized he should have acted sooner and had the good graces to hang himself. It speaks to the Asian culture where blind obedience to authority over rode commonsense even as the ship spent a half hour capsizing. Because they were told to remain where they were they stayed to their doom. With only 1/3 capacity there can be no justifiable reason for this horrendous loss of young life. This is no better than the Italian captain who deserted his ship with no regard to the passengers still aboard.

Apr 20, 2014 3:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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