The captain of the sunken ferry Korean ferry Sewol reportedly was one of the first to abandon ship and make it safely to shore.

Only one of the 47 lifeboats were deployed. The abandon ship order was not made until 30 minutes after the ferry began to sink.

There are around 275 people, mostly teenagers, missing at sea.

Does anyone know how to say Schettino in Korean?

  • Lee, Sung hwan

    I think the first president of Korea ‘Syngman Rhee’ who abandon the people during Korean War(1950).
    He brodcast to people not to leave the Seoul as stay at Seoul, but stayed at far place from there, and he explode bridge of Seoul without notice. So many people died and can’t cross the Han river.

  • Richard

    I’m guessing a ballast issue. See “Cougar Ace”. Perhaps inadvertently leaving a ballast pump running to correct a small list, or something like that.

    Only a couple of ways a ship can capsize and sink. Either too much seawater going in (from a hole in the hull/deck, or a piping failure), or too much going out (ballast, causing a negative/insufficient GM).

  • Danielle Gauer

    I thought the exact same thing. Clearly nothing was learned from the near sinking of the Costa Concordia.

  • Stir Fry

    “Going Schettino” perhaps because the ship was “tilting” and coordinating rescue operations from the lifeboat.
    Vada a bordo, cazzo!

  • Shame on the captain, sad news.