A mourner crys as she pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, at a gymnasium in Ansan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT
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All 15 people involved in navigating the South Korean ferry that sank and left more than 300 people dead or missing are now in custody after authorities on Saturday detained four more crew members, a prosecutor said.Eleven other crew members, including the captain, had been formally arrested earlier.All are accused of negligence and of failing to help passengers in need as the ferry Sewol sank April 16 . The captain initially told passengers to stay in their rooms and took half an hour to issue an evacuation order, by which time the ship was tilting too severely for many people to get out.Ten days after the sinking, 187 bodies have been recovered and 115 people are believed to be missing, though the government-wide emergency task force has said the ship's passengers list could be inaccurate. Helmsman Oh Yong-seok, one of those arrested Saturday, has said he and several crew members did their best to save people. He said that he and four crew members worked from nearby boats to smash windows on the sinking ferry, dragging six passengers stuck in cabins to safety.
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