Thursday, February 02, 2012

mv Rabaul Queen sinks with more than 300 passengers on board

Passenger vessel mv Rabaul Queen has sunk with more than 300 passengers on board in waters off Finschhafen, Morobe province.
It is confirmed that the ship went down approximately 20 nautical miles north east of Finschhafen (6° 10 south 148° 08 east) 300 plus on board. 

"There are four vessels and a helicopter in the area now assisting," said Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Alan McLay.
"International ships have been called in to assist where thay can. 
"We had a call from Finschhafen that 15 bodies were helicoptered into Butaweng (the hospital in Finschhafen)."

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