South Korean ferry sinks
Overloaded and with questionable seaworthiness, South Korean passenger and freight ferry the MV Sewol made an unusually sharp turn, causing it to sink into the waters of the East China Sea with astounding speed. With it went all 476 people on board – only 172 made it out alive. The captain in particular was lambasted for his decision to abandon his ship and the hundreds of passengers on board, prioritising his own safety before theirs. Captain Lee Jun-seok and three other crew members were later charged with murder.