South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand

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MassResident wrote:

I still wonder why no one questions the design of the ferry which supposedly took on water and sank as a result of a sharp turn by an inexperienced helmsman. It reminds me too much of the airliner whose tail broke off and crashed because the pilot used the rudder too much. Who designs ships and airplanes so that they are operating on the verge of failure all of the time? Why is the blame for these deaths laid on the owner and not the designers? Am I supposed to feel good riding in vehicles that operate one small slip away from killing everyone on them?

Jul 23, 2014 8:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

Good riddance. It is simply amazing how many supposed religious leaders are corrupt to the core. He will have to answer to his own higher power for killing all those children and others with his greed.

Jul 23, 2014 10:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rai3on_murfy wrote:

@MassResident

My understanding from having read numerous articles on the incident is that the ferry was deliberately overloaded beyond its capacity to move safely. Once the crew member made the fateful turn, the overloaded cargo beneath shifted too far too one side, causing the ship to list and take on water.

Jul 23, 2014 10:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PeterDaley wrote:

MassResident,
The reason the ferry’s builder hasn’t been criticized is because Yoo and his cultists overloaded the ferry and made modifications that seriously compromised its stability. No plane or boat, however well designed, can be expected to function normally when overloaded and modified.

Jul 24, 2014 11:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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