Rabaul Queen case

Sharp to stand trial this week

Sharp and three others, the MV Rabaul Queen Captain Anthony Tsiau, Tsiau Micheal Zirau and Kimbe Port manager Grace Amen will stand trial for 171 counts of manslaughter and one count each for sending an unworthy vessel out to sea in 2012.

The charge of manslaughter under section 302 of the Criminal Code of PNG carries a penalty of life imprisonment, while the charge of sending an unworthy ship out to sea under section 331 of the Criminal Code carries an imprisonment term not exceeding 14 years.

They are all expected back in court today (Monday).