Editorial – “The Sewol captain and crew’s astounding irresponsibility ” [The Hankyoreh / 한겨레]

Apr. 19,2014

We are gradually figuring out the cause of the tragic sinking of the Sewol ferry. Every moment leading up to the terrible accident – from the moment the ship set sail until it went down – seems to have been marked by negligence, complacency, and shirking of responsibility. If anyone had put safety first and followed proper protocol at throughout this process, the tragedy could have been averted. Even though 21 years have passed since the West Sea Ferry accident, in which 292 people lost their lives, the same problems have still not been fixed. This is a sobering realization. Now is the time to find out who was responsible for the tragedy and correct these problems once and for all…

Excerpted; full article link: http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_editorial/633566.html


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