The Post-Courier Turns the Heat Up!
I opened up today’s Post-Courier (Friday, August 29, 2008) and had to chuckle to myself.
Three days after I published my post, The PNG National Maritime Safety Authority: A Ship with a Hole?, the following article appeared on the front page of the Post-Courier:
The pressure is definitely back on the Chairman of the PNG National Maritime Safety Authority, his conflict of interest, the issues surrounding his appointment, the Minister who appointed him, and the controversy surrounding Sir Michael Somare and his interest in Pacific Register of Ships Limited (PRS) and the fact that PRS has been illegally issuing certifications of safety to ship owners.
Kudos to the Post-Courier for keeping the pressure on even after two years!
To read my article, click here.
To read the Post-Courier’s article, click here.
To find out more about the fate of the two Filipino workers, click here. A word of caution though, some of the photos on that site are quite graphic.
~ by Tavurvur on August 29, 2008.
Posted in PNG Governance, PNG Shipping
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