Ferry Sinks Off Papua New Guinea

Just a few weeks after the Costa Concordia accident claimed close to 20 lives, there’s another story of tragedy on the high seas coming out of the Pacific. Roughly 350 people were on board the MV Rabaul Queen ferry when it sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The boat was traveling between Kimbe and Lae when it encountered bad weather. Australian rescuers have made it to the scene and say that so far 28 have been rescued. No fatalities have been reported.