Tongan disaster verdicts – the-press


A Christchurch businessman is among four men found guilty of manslaughter by negligence today after a trial over the sinking of Tongan ferry Princess Ashika.

Seventy-four people died when the 37 year-old ferry sank north of Nuku’alofa on August 5, 2009.

The ferry was operated by government owned Shipping Corporation of Polynesia whose CEO, Christchurch businessman John Jonesse, was convicted with three other men of manslaughter by negligence and other charges relating to the sinking.

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