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[Graphic News] Sewol was dangerously overloaded

By Korea Herald

Published : April 23, 2014 - 20:19

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Analyses found that multiple factors, including a sharp change of direction and cargo overload, caused the Sewol to capsize.

The Korean Register of Shipping ― the organization that inspected and approved the renovations on the Sewol ― required the ship to maintain higher levels of water in its variable water tanks in order to compensate for the increased center of gravity, though the company neglected to do so, according to inspection data provided by the KRS.