Ferry survivor's daughter in bedside vigil

Feb 4, 2012 Full story: ABC News 6

ELIZABETH JACKSON: There are conflicting scenes of relief and anxiety in Papua New Guinea today after this week's ferry disaster.

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John Ocean

Tokyo, Japan

#1 Feb 4, 2012
It is about time Rabaul Shipping is deregistered with the PNGIPA and must completely cease doing business in PNG. Peter Sharp should be jailed! And banned for life in doing any form of business in PNG. And his brother Hamish must be removed from the PNG Maritime Authority and investigated for his role in that sunken ship at Lae Port some years back. The Morobe Queen incident is the second incident involving Rabaul Shipping. What's going to happen next if this shipper is allowed to do business in PNG? The Morobe Queen was a lake ferry in Japan that could carry up to 500 people, as said by Peter Sharp, as there are no high waves on lakes in Japan. This ship cannot sail on open seas in PNG. It was a disaster waiting to happen and it happened. Definitely, it was overloaded and like many Sharp ships, there is zero servicing. His reluctance in providing the ship's manifest is proof of that. All former employees (ship crews) working for Sharp, before and now, will testify so. Peter Sharp must be arrested! There must be no third chances.
Survivor 2

Perth, Australia

#2 Feb 5, 2012
A near miss of yet another of Sharps vessel MV Kimbe Queen, travelled from Alotau to Pom and nearly sunk in Central waters..Starships are not taking the strong wind warnings,it would have been another tragedy in within weeks.
Concern

Perth, Australia

#3 Feb 6, 2012
PNGIPA or IPA? The former is PNG Institute of Public Admin and the later is Investment Promotion Authority. Rather, the Rabaul Queen disaster is the result of seer ignorance by Star Shipping...FULL STOP.
Junior - Honiara

Honiara, Solomon Islands

#4 Feb 7, 2012
Peter Sharp and his employees are tight lip because, they are all murderers and the bloods of the deceased are in their hands.
Proper investigation done and justice prevail on him and his business. i believe, he was after money and not lives of people. according to witnesses, the ship captain took off early with the crew and the SAD, INNOCENT passengers fought for their lives, and thank God few made it to safety, while weak and needy perished. The Captain should be prosecuted and possibly death penalty. what a sad story in the minds of Papua New Guineans and the rest of the world.
mangi buka

Sri Lanka

#5 Mar 13, 2012
Peter sharp is bribing NMSA officials in Rabaul and operating ships with lack of safety.why the government cannot intervene and stop his illegal operations. he should go to jail for man slaughtering.
Konsen Stret

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

#6 May 27, 2012
The inquiry report revealed alot of carelessness in the operation of Sharp's ships. This company should be thoroughly investigated and those responsible should be prosecuted.

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