Sunken PNG ferry sister ships torched

Sunken PNG ferry sister ships torched

Port Moresby : Papua New Guinea | Mar 19, 2012 at 12:41 AM PDT
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Angry locals in Bougainville have set fire to three Rabaul Shipping vessels – mv Solomon Queen, Kopra 3 and Kopra 4 – on Saturday,

These ships are belonging to the owner of the ferry MV Rabaul Queen, which sank six weeks ago killing as many as 200.

The vessels had been stranded at the wharf since Feb 2 after they were seized by people seeking compensation for the victims of the mv Rabaul Queen,

Peter Sharp, the owner of Rabaul Shipping did not comment on the cost of the damage, which the Port Moresby-based Post Courier newspaper reported as 20 million kina ($NZ11.7 million).

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