South Korean crew member says ‘we were ordered’ to leave sinking ferry

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A member of crew of a South Korean ferry that sank last week said on Thursday he and his colleagues were “under command” to abandon ship.The Sewol, weighing almost 7,000 tonnes, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Investigations are focused on human error and mechanical failure.The unidentified crew member, speaking briefly to reporters on the way from court back into detention, was speaking behind a surgical mask and wearing a baseball cap with a jacket hood.

For full report read …… http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/us-korea-ship-crew-idUSBREA4D02K20140514

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