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Entire South Korean Ferry Crew Now in Police Custody

JINDO-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 16: In this handout image provided by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard, a passenger ferry sinks off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. The ferry identified as the Sewol was carrying about 470 passengers, including students and teachers, traveling to Jeju island. (Photo by The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images)
Photo: Handout/2014 Republic of Korea Coast Guard

The entire crew of the South Korean ferry that sank earlier this month has now been arrested. On Saturday, the boat’s four remaining free crew members (two helmsmen and two members of the steering crew) joined their eleven other colleagues (including the captain) in police custody, the Associated Press reports. Prosecutor Yang Jung-jin said all 15 employees have been accused of negligence and failing to help passengers in need. Searchers are still doing the grim work of recovering bodies from the Sewol: While 187 people have been confirmed dead, 115 people still remain missing.

Entire South Korean Ferry Crew Arrested