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Seven members of South Korean crew now arrested for actions in ferry tragedy

As authorities continue to search for victims of a ferry tragedy in South Korea, the nation’s courts will be reviewing the actions of the crew

With seven members of the crew now in custody, the court system in South Korea will investigate the tragic deaths of high school students and other victims who were aboard a passenger ferry that recently sunk off of the Korean coast.

First, Captain Lee Joon-seok and two other members of the crew were arrested on negligence charges. It was followed on Monday with the arrests of two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer. They were charged with negligence of duty and violation of rescue acts, Zee News reported. There are allegations that the captain’s actions violated South Korean maritime law.

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