Marine MO-2018-201

Freight vessel Butiraoi, Sinking, Kiribati, 18 January 2018
Status: Current
Occurrence Date: 
18 January 2018
A team comprising two marine investigators and one solicitor/analyst has been seconded to the Kiribati Government to conduct a preliminary investigation into the sinking of the domestic passenger and freight vessel Butiraoi, on a trip between the Kiribati islands of Nonouti and Tarawa. Up to 100 persons who were on board are reported to have died.
Kiribati (1.4666,173.0333) [may be approximate]