Students who survived South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster were continuing their witness testimonies on Tuesday at the Ansan branch of the Suwon District Court.
On Monday students had testified that they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship, but eventually helped each other flee after their cabins flooded.
The six girls spoke at a court session for 15 crew members responsible for the ship's navigation who face charges of negligence and failing to perform their duties to rescue passengers, with four of them facing homicide charges.
The students from Danwon High School near Seoul revealed how chaotic the scene on the ferry was, saying they wore life jackets and were helped by friends to float out and leave flooded rooms.
One of them said she saw some schoolmates swept away by the waters.
The April 16 sinking left more than 300 people dead or missing, most of them Danwon students who were travelling to the southern island of Jeju for a school trip.
A total of 325 Danwon students were aboard the ship but only 75 survived, according to local officials.