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April 18th, 2014
11:27 PM ET

Why did the Captain tell passengers to stay on the sinking ferry?

The captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea explained his decision to order passengers to stay on the ship. He is now facing a string of criminal charges. But that is little comfort for the families of hundreds of passengers who did not make it off the ferry. Kyung Lah has the latest from Jindo, South Korea.

Anderson spoke with U.S. Navy Captain Joey Tynch about the American effort to reach the trapped passengers.

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  1. ywoo89

    The two white floating things are NOT buoy. They are air pockets to give air to hopefully survivors in the 세월호.

    April 21, 2014 at 8:28 am |
  2. eatinghigh

    Not to diminish how tragic this accident is, I don't understand how a culture of obedience is relevant here. It is not so much that the students were obedient to an ADULT as to someone whom they believed to be an EXPERT. If there is anything to be blamed besides the captain, it is the lack of safety instruction. Looking at this incident as another by-product of East Asian culture is too much of a stretch and limits one's scope, which can potentially lead to a false interpretation of the tragedy.

    April 20, 2014 at 3:21 am |

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