Thursday the tearful captain apologised and said he was at a loss for words. He could face criminal charges. Investigators are looking into why he left the bridge.
Bad weather conditions are hampering the search and rescue mission which must surely soon be declared one of recovery. The searchers are looking for any person or persons trapped in air pockets aboard the wreck. Air was pumped into the sunken ferry yesterday in an effort to boost any such air pockets.
Rescuers have however confirmed it is unlikely any more survivors will be found.
The pumped in air will also help re-float the vessel for salvage crews.
South Korean officials have postponed various events including election campaigning as the country waits for news and mourns the loss of so many young people.
Updates as available.
Hundreds missing as South Korean ferry search continues - at least 9 dead, Captain apologises