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Solomon Queen on fire

MV Solomon Queen on fire at Buka wharf

Reports from Buka say that the Mv Solomon Queen has been set on fire and two other two Rabaul Shipping copra vessels have been cut loose and are now drifting out into the open sea.

The three vessels had been held under guard by local groups since the sinking of the Rabaul Queen on February 2nd. The groups said the ships would not be released until Rabaul Shipping owner Peter Sharp settled for the lives of the many Bougainvillians lost in the disaster and the recommendations of an official inquiry were published.

The PNG government is still stalling over the funding for the promised Commission of Inquiry.

Related story: Ex-combatants-holding-solomon-queen-in-buka/

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  1. March 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Well – what did the to Peters expect? Peter O’Neill and Peter Sharp have twiddled their thumbs on the biggest maritime disaster in PNG’s history.

    Peter Sharp has acted in complete disgrace regarding this tragedy and his unresponsive and negative behaviour in regards to progressively reaching some sort of a conclusion to this episode is unbecoming.

    It’s disgraceful. I have no pity for the burning of MV Solomon Queen.

  2. ruth
    March 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    what else did anyone expect ?
    1. peter sharp failed to think, talk and behave like a melanesian.
    2. the government completely failed to control the law and order situation in buka town.
    now we see the result.

  3. Jenny@badili
    March 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    If Peter Sharp doesn’t believe in Kharma, it’ll soon catch up to him 10fold, & this is just a minor incident of things 2 come. Likewise, the govt.had better do the same quick smart. What’s more important? Doing right for our fellow countrymen,women & children or continue covering the tracks of an expatriate, that could only care less about what is happening??

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