What Went Wrong in the South Korean Ferry Disaster? | The New Yorker

添加 2019年04月16日
National outrage and political backlash ensued after the tragic sinking of M.V. Sewol, which claimed the lives of more than three hundred passengers, most of whom were students on a school trip, five years ago. Yi Seung-jun's film "In the Absence," an Academy Award nominee for Best Short Subject Documentary, details the tragedy and aftermath.

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What Went Wrong in the South Korean Ferry Disaster? | The New Yorker

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  • Frst, my deep respect to the victims. Second, i feel that justice is not served because a captain leaving ship before civilians !? Come on this guy is a criminal and must go to jail !! This story reminds what happened to the captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino when he left the ship before civilians. He was guilty of manslaughter in 2016 and sentenced to 16 years in prison at least.

  • Wow they should put the entire crew in prison!

  • "I don't remember" - The Captain Wtf

  • Looks like fake news. Didn't see one body in this long video.

  • And I thought the American government was bad.

  • Whut went wong?

  • It's easy to say but I would've put on my life jacket gone out the ship and taken my chances floating on the ocean.

  • What happened to the caption when he left the ship?

  • Suddenly I lost all respect for south korea and its culture

  • It brings me little joy knowing that captain was sentenced to life in prison

  • They didn’t return till the next day for the other passengers ? Wow it was nothing but a photo opp for them how sad.

  • So the S Koren government were as incompetent as when Republicans are in charge in the U.S., I see. So tragic.

  • captain of the board and the whole team are so dump ? dumbest people of the world... They may have lived....😭 RIP innocents

  • This was not a disaster, this was a massacre. Why the heck this feels like India to me. After all, I think all the governments & officials around the world are the same.

  • When the guy that is supposed to go down with the ship escapes you know you fckd up by listening to the coward.

  • Didn’t titanic sink in April??????

  • I only been on a ferry 1 time and now I’m never going again

  • I could understand the titanic it was 100 years ago they should of have a rescue plan whit jackets and boats this is so sad I’m a few minutes in I don’t think I can watch any more all children how was there not 1 person saved there smarter then this I pray ther souls are at peace whit Jesus Christ 🙏🏽

  • The captain was squarely to blame, as was all the government officials involved! More concerned about cameras than the rescue. So traumatizing that even the divers took their own life's after! That ex-president should have been sent to prison too.

  • don't be careless for anything 👌 because someone will pay for your sins 😫😭

  • This is why I don’t do boats or any activity involving water because I can’t swim and the only water I need is to bathe so sad what happened to these people

  • 1:53 wow.

  • Titanic happened in a different time. Now we have helicopters and other technology

  • What kind of idiot president was she?

  • THEY KILLED ALL THOSE PEOPLEEEEE. SHOULD OF LEFT THEM JUMPPP WITH LIFE JACKETS ON. OMG . RIP

  • This shame…

  • "we should've shown our agents rescuing the passengers" actual human scum, that's all i can say

  • Not fitted for captain

  • Cool

  • it seemed to me that everyone just wanted to keep their jobs and be compliant as possible and put on a good image instead of relaying the details of what was really going on

  • The moment that thing started rocking, I would have been off. Take my chances in open water. It’s devastating that this happened.

  • Where was Spiderman and Iron man when you need them most?

  • That's sad on how they just let those kids die as if it couldn't been one of their family members

  • -they tell them to STAY WHERE THEY ARE! -the CAPTIAN FLEES! -officials have NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON! -political officials are NOT APPRAISED of what is going on! -they talk about PUTTING ON A GOOD SHOW and being a "hero" later! Madness!! -President is clueless! -Government does NOT have a department or crew to retrieve the bodies, and CIVILIANS have to do it? Pathetic! *EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SITUATION MAKES ME ANGRY! ALL OF THAT DEATH AND LOSS COULD HAVE, AND SHOULD HAVE, BEEN AVOIDED!* I am sorry for the loss of the families.

  • One word...........Sad. Prayers are with the family who lost their love ones. 🙏

  • Once I seen they pulled up the ferry😞😖😫

  • What caused it to flip? I thought the captain is supposed to be the last man off ship. Did they give him any prison time?

  • "Those tiny birds... were flying around... in the storm. The birds were so tiny and beautiful and their call so touching. But it sounds like the students' wailing, asking me not to leave them behind" -Kim Gwan Hong (the civilian diver that suicides) This gives me chills...

  • Big shoutout to those civilian divers. Doing the right thing for their people when the government was bullshitting

  • I had no idea it was THIS bad. The president and government should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Bollocks

  • Once everyone got their life jacket on, the instructions should be to carefully get out of those hallways, climb out of the railings, jump in the water and wait for the rescue. Because the common sense, simplistic answer of the tragedy didn't save these young lives, all the authorities of this disaster are all liable, not just the president.

  • Telling people to stay put in a situation like this so dumb, I don't understand the logic behind it. If I'm about to die there's no way someone can tell me to stay put.

  • During the trial~ everyone cried, even the judge.

  • Nuce hagsi. Majk mavdke Jaksbs Sknns

  • Bunch of idiots running that country, RIP to everyone

  • What a stupid way for so many to die, could have been much more survivors, but the stupidity of officials and crew killed them.

  • Wao

  • Communist mentality...afraid to make a decision to save lives..and the people knowing danger but trusting the captain...who saved himself.

  • 😓🎗️

  • я думал только у нас сплошные мрази в правительстве, а тут ещё хлеще, это ппц просто....

  • Shocked that I am just learning of this horrible tragedy and it reminded me of the awful tragedy of 9/11 in my hometown. The rule here is, anytime they ask you to “wait” or follow instructions, in situations like this you NEVER wait and never follow instructions. The crew members are usually clueless themselves. You look around, run, escape and do what you need to get out of there. If most of the kids got into the water with their life jackets, at least they would have been alive today. Instead, these poor souls drowned and died. The water was too deep to have them wait around for instructions. They should have asked all of them to jump with their life jackets immediately. Same for the 9/11 folks, they were asked to remain in their seats and not to the nearest emergency exit. They all died when they possibly could have escaped the buildings. Always think on your feet and NEVER wait around in emergency situations. And the CAPTAIN definitely got blood on his hands, along with the President. Corruption at it’s finest…may those poor souls enjoy heaven and their parents find peace. Hats off to the brave divers. And to the ones who committed suicide, just awful. 🙏🏻

  • 5lyi

  • My respect for the captain: 📈📈📈

  • "Nobody gave us any instructions " was it really hard for you people to Shout come out and jump in the see??? You all see the situation even I can see that it is not good all the adults are there but not telling them to get out of there 😞😞 People are saying "ah Korea is my dream country " but I know it is a very dark country where those above manage your life your lives.

  • The worst thing about this tragedy was how pointless it was. They had plenty of time, they're a well resourced country in the 21st century with passengers on board who were young and healthy and would

  • This is criminal... so much time so many boats and they allowed the kids to die like tht

  • STILL ⛔ checking status? TF

  • Very useful video

  • Captain is an idiot. How dare he tell those kids not to worry and he got out first.

  • "Open this gate! Kids were killed while waiting! They waited and died!" this hit hard The kids were left to die on the ferry. Trapped in the dark while it started to fill with water and slowly suffocate them.

  • It's sad but this video shows how powerless the civilians are even if they are in the right.

  • The one question this video doesn't answer is what went wrong in the South Korean ferry disaster. Wiki to the rescue!

  • 21:30 The lady's reaction in the background when he said that

  • But why are they still inside? that is so stupid.

  • Are you serious? The government ordered the civilian divers to STOP retrieving the bodies for a proper burial and closure for the families because it made the government look bad? WTF?

  • I love how the captain is rescued after directing the passengers to stay put...disgraceful

  • When they wrote the text that civilian divers came THE NEXT DAY to assist in diving to rescue anyone remaining in the ship...like...you think they are mermaids who can hold their breath for a day? That's not a rescue anymore, you had a chance to do a proper rescue, now it's a body retrieval. Shame

  • And their deaths were pointless. If they were just told to evacuate and the proper rescue was held they could have all been saved.

  • What was disgusting is when the president or whatever started dismissing the remaining dead students in the ferry like "so we can assume there are no more people in the ferry?" while the dead bodies in there float. And how he wanted a camera crew so badly without actually pushing for a rescue. And he gave the order to make sure everyone is rescued when the boat was already underwater. He should be jailed for his incompetence. And the captain should be jailed for escaping when there were so many passengers still on board which he told to stay put.

  • Poor kids RIP so sad

  • The integrity of the captain??

    • He absolutely had none.

  • This might be the worst lack of concern for human life ive ever seen...know urgency at all and terrible communication.you let them kids die unforgivable in every way.No words for the Pathetic Captain no words at all.smh!!!!!

  • This is SO SAD

  • what cased the ferry to sink, and the capture should go to jail for this.

  • They went after the wrong person. The President didnt cause it. The captain was guilty of killing all those children! Burns me up.

  • They're president sounds an awful lot like Joe Biden .... :)

  • WTF is going on over there???

  • Unbelievable...

  • Imagine south korea got nuked by north korea and their government asking camera for live video feed.

  • They had life jackets why didn't they evacuate 😔

  • This is such a catastrophic tragedy. God Bless their souls and families 🙏❤️❤️🥺

  • If you knw it's so bad ur gonna leave the ship ur self u should of ordered everyone to get off the ship the captain or whatever u call them the person in charge is definitely responsible for all them deaths many many more could of been saved

  • I feel like the helpers could’ve did way more to help and I’m just so disgusted and disappointed in the captain smh

  • So very sad Rest In Peace. I pray healing for their families hearts.

  • The captain is a POS.

  • There was never any decisive individual "in charge" of the rescue attempt, it was a miserable disconnected Lack of competence for an extreme emergency, that frankly DEFINES a compounding of an emergency with a Worthless and non existent rescue attempt.

  • NO

  • 1:55 They knew what to do to survive... but their obedience killed them... so sad

  • The outrageousness of it all, seen that captain couldn’t wait to get off that ship YET never gave the orders to evacuate.. completely unforgivable..

  • He is truly a hero 15:48 he found 25 to 30 bodies

  • the captain has blood on his hands and telling them to stay in cabins was genocide on mass murder

  • All them adults that serviv this should be dead and let all the kids live

  • The Titanic capitan died with his ship because many would also perish. This capt only saved his own life and gave the worst commands for them to flee. What a POS

  • Costa Concordia 14 January 2012 Titanic 15 April 1912 Sewol 16 April 2014 It could something or nothing.

  • Very nice ❤️

  • This is why i always question authority, I will question everyone and everything, Never be a slave to authority.