Tag Archives: Papua New Guinea

A Grim Week for Shipwrecks – Black Sea, the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea and Dongting Lake in China Claim

It is easy to focus of the plight of the 34 dead or missing from the Costa Concordia.  Regrettably, these casualties have not been the only recent deaths on the water. The past week has been particularly brutal with ship and boat sinkings in … Continue reading

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Container Ship MOL Summer Rescued 116 of 246 Survivors of Capsized Ferry

The officers and crew of the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines container ship, MOL Summer, deserve a special commendation for their rescue of 116 people following the capsizing and sinking of the passenger ferry MV Rabaul Queen off the coast of Papua New Guinea early Thursday. Eight merchant vessels assisted in … Continue reading

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Update: MV Rabaul Queen – 246 Rescued, More than 110 Missing

As of Thursday evening, 246 survivors had been pulled from the sea, following the sinking of the passenger ferry MV Rabaul Queen off the coast of Papua New Guinea early Thursday.  Only one survivor was reported to be found on Friday.  According … Continue reading

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Passenger Ferry, MV Rabaul Queen, Sinks Off Papua New Guinea

Between 5 and 6 AM Thursday morning, the passenger ferry, MV Rabaul Queen, capsized about 10 miles off Finschhafen on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea.  The ferry had a capacity for 300 people, but as many as 350 people are believed to have … Continue reading

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