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A ferry with 350 passengers sank near Papua New Guinea

2012-02-02 14:31

The rescuers are looking for passengers of sunken ferry, carrying about 350 people, along the coast of Papua New Guinea. According to Australian TV channel ABC, shipping company Star Ships had lost contact with "Rabaul Queen" ferry in the morning on February 2, reported.

At present, Australian rescuers are working in crash zone. According to recent reports, they have managed to rescue 50 people. Previously they reported about 28 survivors. The other passengers of the ferry are missing. Their search continues. Until now, information on casualties was not reported.

According to TV channel "Vesti", the ferry sank between the cities of Lae and Kimba-West, between which the ferry operated. The reasons of the incident are not yet known.

On the eve it was reported about the rescue operation along the coast of Turkey, where cargo ship "Faith", carrying Ukrainian citizens and one citizen of Georgia, sank on January 31. The ship with 11 crew members was going from Russia to the Turkish port Aliagra when the storm broke, RBC daily reported.

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