Sewol-ho ferry accident: search for missing and those responsible continueUpdated: 2014-05-15 06:32:45 KST
"Captain, make a final judgment and quickly decide on the evacuation of the passengers."
"There was a mistake with the numbers
The rescue operation is being carried out simultaneously by private and public authorities, so we were prone to making mistakes"
The way authorities have handled the Sewol-ho ferry disaster from the moment the boat started to experience problems has been the subject of harsh criticism.
Nearly a month after that fateful day, state auditors have begun a special investigation into whether the government neglected its duties.
The Board of Audit and Inspection has deployed a 50-person team to inspect the ministries and agencies responsible for the disaster response.
These include the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the Coast Guard, as well as shipping associations related to the sunken ferry.
Auditors will focus on whether the government's response was appropriate and if rescue operations progressed strategically.
The construction, management and operational procedures of passenger ships will also be scrutinized.
Further on, the audit team will look into how the government is supervising safety measures.
Meanwhile, prosecutors are looking into putting more pressure on Yoo Dae-gyun, the first son of the practical owner of the Sewol-ho ferry Yoo Byung-eon.
They put him on their class A most wanted list on Wednesday, one day after raiding his house which means he will be arrested on the spot, once he is found.
There are concerns he may attempt to flee the country, if he already hasn't.
Prosecutors have summoned his father Yoo Byung-eon for questioning on Friday and they say they expect him to appear.
Kwon Soa, Arirang News.
And the joint team of prosecutors and police that arrested the ferry's captain Lee Joon-seok and 14 other crew members on charges of negligence of duty, will indict all of them on this Thursday.
It remains to be seen whether the crew, including the captain, will be charged with homicide out of willful negligence.
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