A spokesperson for the Korean Register of Shipping stated that the organization does not have authority over coastal shipping. If not who does? The ferry was overloaded and basically unstable which latter was the responsibility of the KRS when the shipyard work was completed and before that work was done to review the plans for the conversion. This might be a "heads-up" for all maritime authorities internationally before we have another similar accident. The latest was a DFDS French flagged ferry fire at Dover, England after the passengers had disembarked. It was successfully extinguished by the ships fire-fighting team
Personally NAUTICAL LOG does not go out aboard any recreational vessel not fully inspected and displaying as a minimum the USCG Auxiliary or US Power Squadron sticker.