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Rabaul Queen disaster: 183 people still missing

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

By Poreni Umau

A TOTAL of 183 people have been identified as still missing when the MV Rabaul Queen sank in high seas two weeks ago. A summary of missing persons was released by the Star Shipping yesterday which recorded 100 females and 82 males- one we cannot identify.

Those still missing include 49 from East New Britain, 41 from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, 33 from West New Britain and 20 from Morobe. Also among the missing are 13 from New Ireland, seven from Eastern Highlands and East Sepik, five from Chimbu and four from Southern Highlands. There is also one missing person from Manus, another from Madang, one from Western Highlands and one passenger from West Sepik.

The oldest missing person yet to be found is a 62-year old man identified as KBK Kogo from Eastern Highlands Province and the youngest is an infant of three months old from West New Britain. The survivor registration log also revealed only 200 passengers rescued to safety.

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  1. February 15, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Ok so all this time it was only 200 but not 273 survivors?? so the public was mis informed all this time about the figures. Please can the media not bring our hopes too high with false infor…..Who is telling the truth????

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