Doomed ferry’s last voyage overloaded
Documents reveal S. Korean ship’s cargo exceeded safety limits on 246 trips
Posted: May 5, 2014 at 3:53 a.m.
INCHEON, South Korea — The doomed ferry Sewol exceeded its cargo limit on 246 trips — nearly every voyage it made in which it reported cargo — in the 13 months before it sank, according to documents that reveal the regulatory failures that allowed passengers by the hundreds to set off on an unsafe vessel. And it may have been more overloaded than ever on its final journey.
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