Third officer, not captain, at helm when S.Korean ferry capsized - investigator

by Reuters
Friday, 18 April 2014 01:43 GMT

SEOUL, April 18 (Reuters) - The third officer was at the helm of a South Korean ferry when it capsized on Wednesday with 475 people on board, an investigating prosecutor told a news conference on Friday, and the captain may not even have been on the bridge at the time.

"He may have been off the bridge ... and the person at the helm at the time was the third officer," the investigator said.

(Reporting by David Chance; Editing by Paul Tait)

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