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.