The South Korean ferry was overloaded and its burden proved too much. The ferry sank precipitously...killing several hundred people most of whom were students. The payload of such a craft was exceeded by 300% making the ferry unstable and susceptible of sudden flipping.
How could that ferry get so overloaded? It turns out that due to big foot government stuff...the ferry's owners and those making money off that monopoly were able to endanger crew and patrons ignoring all safety concerns. They felt insulated by big foot government should there be some downside to such transgression. Had it not been for the noise this BLOG has made over this horrific incident...they probably would have escaped condemnation.