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Trial Finds 2 Crewmembers Took Part in the Rescue Operation

세월호 승무원 2, 승객 구조 참여 확인

Trial Finds 2 Crewmembers Took Part in the Rescue Operation

 

At the Sewol Ferry accident trial held yesterday, testimony revealed that some of the crewmembers took part in rescue operation of the passengers remaining in the ship with the cooperation of Mokpo Maritime Police Guard ship no.123.

During the trial held yesterday, criminal division 11 in Gwangju District Court questioned a maritime police officer surnamed Kim, who arrived first at the accident site in police guard ship no.123.

Kim testified that he was helped by two of the crewmembers from the Sewol ferry in breaking the windows of a passenger room on the ship that was capsizing and sinking, eventually rescuing 5 or 6 passengers who were in the room.

A video shown shortly after the testimony confirmed that two of the crewmembers in orange and blue shirts assisted in the rescue operation.

However, whether the prosecution will make changes to the indictment which states that crewmembers did not take part in rescue operation at all leading to the decision to press charges of manslaughter, is undecided as there needs to be further discussion over whether the crew members’ participation in the rescue operation should be considered an act of rescue. 

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