Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the Sewol ferry which sank of South Korea in April, has been jailed for gross negligence. He was handed a sentence of 36 years in prison following the disaster, which claimed more than 300 lives. The ferry had been carrying 476 people when it went down.
A total of 108 people are now confirmed dead following the South Korean ferry last week as divers continue to recover bodies from the stricken vessel. More than 190 people are still missing following the disaster, with many presumed to be trapped in the sunken hull of the ferry.
Rescuers are battling against bad weather, murky water and strong currents as they continue to search for survivors following the South Korea ferry disaster. As many as 300 people are still missing following the incident yesterday, with 179 so far pulled to safety.
As many as 300 people are missing following a ferry disaster off the coast of South Korea. The vessel, named Sewol, was carrying 459 people, mainly school students, when it capsized on route from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju.
The Seoul Convention Bureau will be inviting EIBTM attendees to take their Korean experience online during the annual Europe Incentive Business Travel & Meetings trade show. Visitors will be invited to photograph themselves at the Seoul booth and upload their images to the official SCB Facebook page for the opportunity to win a prize.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced it will commence operations to the South Korean capital, Seoul, on December 12, Seoul will become the 65th destination on Etihad’s network.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has confirmed plans to expel South Korean partners from the famed Mountain Kumgang holiday resort, following a deterioration in relations between the neighbouring states. While South Korea has urged dialogue to resolve the conflict, the DPRK argues the resort has become untenable.