• Short Summary

    The owner, captain and radio operator of a South Korean ferryboat that sank Tuesday morning (Dec. 15th) in the Korean Strait with 320 passengers and crewmen aboard have been arrested and charged with negligence and homicide.

  • Description

    The owner, captain and radio operator of a South Korean ferryboat that sank Tuesday morning (Dec. 15th) in the Korean Strait with 320 passengers and crewmen aboard have been arrested and charged with negligence and homicide.

    The ferryboat was bound for Pusan, the port on the Southeastern side of the Korean peninsula. Investigations have disclosed that the boat was loaded with about 500 tons of cargo, 350 tons more than the legal limit. the cargo, according to reports, had been loaded on only one side of the deck and shifted once the vessel was out to sea. Some fifty miles out from the southern coast of Korea. The ferry tilted to one side. Then it had engine trouble and drifted for twenty minutes before it capsized. Only twelve persons out of the 321 aboard survived.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC7HOUWJNYPDOUNJ5ZW6JG2NU1
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7HOUWJNYPDOUNJ5ZW6JG2NU1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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