Papua New Guinea ferry sinks; up to 350 aboard

The China Post
Rescuers plucked more than survivors out of the sea off Papua New Guinea’s east coast after a ferry sank Thursday with as many as 350 people on board. An airplane from Australia, three helicopters and eight ships scoured the area after the MV Rabaul Queen went went down while traveling from Kimbe on the island of New Britain to the coastal city of Lae on the main island. Read More

News of the word in photos: MV Rabaul Queen

Seattle Post Intelligencer
AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI Three life rafts from the MV Rabaul Queen float above the sunken hull of the ferry in the open waters off Papua New Guinea’s east coast, Thursday. Rescuers plucked more than 200 survivors from the sea off Papua New Guinea’s east coast after the ferry sank Thursday with as many as 350 people on board. (AP Photo/Post Courier) Photo: AP / SL

Papua New Guinea ferry sinks with 362 people

Carlisle Sentinel

Family members and relatives of the passengers on board the MV Rabaul Queen wait for latest news at the Provincial Disaster Office along the Angau Drive in Lae, Papua New Guinea, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Rescuers have plucked more than 200 survivors

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Barbara Dreaver: Ferry disaster a wake-up call

TVNZ
The NZ airforce sent a Hercules which helped find twenty survivors. Now, just two-and-a-half years later, we have yet another passenger ferry disaster. When the MV Rabaul Queen capsized there were 350 passengers on board and 12 crew. More than 230 survivors have been picked up but with each hour ticking by hope is running out for the missing.

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More than 110 missing from Papua New Guinea ferry Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal Constitution

AP PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — More than 110 people were missing Friday after a ferry sank off Papua New Guinea’s east coast, and rescuers feared many had been trapped inside. Three life rafts from the MV Rabaul Queen float above the sunken hull of the ferry in the open waters off Papua New Guinea Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Rescuers plucked more than 200 survivors from the sea off Papua New Guinea’s east coast after the ferry sank Thursday with as many as 350 people on board,Read More