These days, captains let others go down with ship
Lee Joon Seok, foreground, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol, has been jailed since his arrest on suspicion of abandoning hundreds of passengers. South Korean bloggers have dubbed him the “evil of the Sewol.”
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 am
Ever since the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, the notion that the captain goes down with his ship has been ingrained in popular culture.
But now, for the second time in just over two years, a sea captain — first in Italy and now in South Korea — has been among the first to flee a sinking vessel, placing his own life ahead of those of his terrified passengers.
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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 am.