27 Feb 2010

Third Princess Ashika arrest in a week

9:58 pm on 27 February 2010

Another arrest has reportedly been made in Tonga has reportedly been made in connection with the sinking of the Princess Ashika ferry, with the loss of 74 lives last August.

The Matangi Tonga Online news agency reports police arrested the secretary of the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia, Lord Ramsay Dalgety, after he gave evidence to a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Friday.

Deputy Police Commander Taniela Faletau said a full statement would be made on Monday.

Lord Dalgety is the third person connected with the vessel to be

arrested this week. Captain Mark Tuputupu, and the chief executive of the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia, John Jonesse, were also arrested.