Thursday, February 2, 2012

Skywatch Friday: In the Sky In Papua New Guinea.



The water engineer flew over the mountains and took this photo.

Yesterday, MV Rabaul ferry sank in the east coast of Papua New Guinea. Survivers said they battled to stay alive after the ferry overturned in rough seas.

As many as 100 people remain unaccounted for after the 22-year-old Japanese-built ferry sank near the end of its 20-hour, 290-nautical mile journey between Kimbe and PNG's second largest city, Lae, on Thursday morning (AEDT).

There were 350 passengers and 12 crew on board.

"We were in the top deck, first class,'' said Alice Kakamara, 30, from her hospital bed in Lae's Angau hospital.

"The sea was really rough, windy, big waves. The boat tilted once, then twice then three times and it went over.

"There was oil everywhere.''








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9 comments:

Regina said...

Great sky Anne!
Happy weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Great sky capture, Anne! You hubby is a great skywatcher. I have been following the news about the ferry sinking, how sad! Do you think they could still find some more people? I hope so. Take care and have a great weekend!

Joyful said...

I heard about this sad news on television. There is so much bad news all over the world.
The photo is very lovely.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Very sad.

I don't like big waters or flying.

Judy said...

Clouds look so different from this angle!
That makes two ships that have gone down in the last couple of weeks...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful view.

Regards and best wishes

Ginny said...

He took a good picture. I have never heard of a ferry sinking, what a horrible accident, so many people, awful!! I will watch the news, it should be on T.V.

Andrew Fulton said...

I have just had a lovely browse around yor blog...

gengen said...

Nice view if you are in the sky heheh..