17 May 2012

Inquiry into PNG ferry sinking hears from survivors in Kimbe

4:30 am on 17 May 2012

Survivors of the Papua New Guinea Rabaul Queen sinking have begun giving evidence to the Commission of Inquiry into the disaster in Kimbe in West New Britain.

More than 200 people are believed to have drowned in the tragedy.

Survivors told the Inquiry that the ship was crowded and the sea was very rough.

Several said the ship seemed to take a different route to previous voyages.

The Commission is sitting in Kimbe this week, before travelling to Port Moresby, where it continue until June the 7th.