Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tomoko hits boat, slices it into two

A 19-FOOT bray boat powered by a 15hp engine was hit and sliced into half by MV Tomoko on Monday night – throwing all three men into sea.

Reports reaching the Solomon Star on Tuesday said the incident happened after 10pm when MV Tomoko was leaving for Ranoggah through Gizo harbour.

Reports from Gizo said the three had been drinking and partying in the boat since Monday evening.

A man in his early 40s received head injuries while two others received minor injuries from the impact of the clash.

The three were immediately rescued by another canoe and rushed to the Gizo hospital.

Gizo police yesterday confirmed the incident but declined to comment and give details, saying it’s under investigation.

Informants in Gizo said the three deliberately raced against and circled around MV Tomoko as the ship heads out of the harbour.

“The driver must have lost control during one of their next turnaround strips resulting in MV Tomoko ramming the bray boat in half,” one informant said.

Dr Allen Alepio of Gizo Hospital said two were discharged after treatment, the third was admitted.

Dr Alepio said the one admitted got head injuries and a fractured jaw.

MV Tomoko was on a special trip to Ranoggah to bring Adventist members for a weeklong camp meeting in Kukudu when the incident occurred.

Source: Solstar

1 comment:

coupdecoeur said...

a small mark at the time of my passage on your very beautiful blog!
thanks for making us share your moments
you have a translation of my English space!
cordially from France
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