Solomon Queen on fire – update
Three Rabaul Shipping (Starship’s) vessels owned by Peter Sharp, Solomon Queen, Kopra 1 and Kopra 4 have been set on fire on the early hours of this morning.
Fire was lit on the Solomon Queen which was tied to the two other ships and then were released from mooring at the Buka wharf.
Three ships then drifted with the tide towards Sohano island.
This occured at about 1am and up to 9am this morning fire had gone to the two ships.
And due to the current change the three burning boats could return towards Buka town posing a risky situation in town.
It is believed those people who have been holding on to the ships burnt the over frustrations because Peter Sharp did not meet their demands to compensate relatives of those who perished in the Mv Rabaul Queen Disaster in the Morobe waters on 2nd February.
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has since dissassociated itself from involving in this problem.
Its lawyer Chris Siriosi had earlier said that this was the work of relatives of those who died on the Mv Rabaul Queen.