Vanuatu Regional And International News Reports - A handy index of news items mentioning Vanuatu from all round the world.
Police to lay charges after Vanuatu ferry capsizes leaving two dead and two ...
"The boat is not seaworthy to transport passengers and even to deliver services to the islands of the Republic of Vanuatu," Mr Taleo said. He says the main reason the boat capsized is because there was a hole in the bottom of the hull. Mr Taleo says ...
All bodies recovered from sunken Vanuatu ferry
Vanuatu ferry sinks, 2 dead
Two dead, two missing after Vanuatu ferry sinks
Two still missing after Vanuatu tragedy
Radio New Zealand
Disaster officials in Vanuatu say two people are dead and two others missing after a ferry capsized and sank early Friday morning. Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman. Photo: Supplied. The MV MGY had set out from Malekula, heading towards the capital, ...
Charges expected after Vanuatu ferry sinking
This was overlooked and that's a classic example for other trading vessel operates in Vanuatu to that is a big lesson learned. And we will carry out investigation and also we will sack these authority, especially the Ports and Harbour Authority who ...
Two confirmed dead as Vanuatu ferry sinks
Radio New Zealand
A ferry has capsized and sunk in Vanuatu, with disaster officials confirming two people have died and a handful are still missing. The MCY vessel had set out from Malekula, headed towards the capital, Port Vila, and sent out a distress call in the ...
Two dead and two missing after a Vanuatu inter-island ferry capsizes with 41 ...
The director of Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office, Shadrach Welegtabit, says the circumstances of the accident are still unclear but he says the ferry sank several hours after the engines failed. "We sent out a rescue vessel and picked up ...
Radio New Zealand
Vanuatu airport saga nears resolution, says PM Natuman
A parliamentary committee in Vanuatu is expected to soon deliver its report into the handling of a controversial agreement to build a new international airport. Vanuatu airport saga nears resolution, says PM Natuman (Credit: ABC). It's nearly a year ...
Vanuatu PM confident of numbers
Vanuatu government working to fix health budget crisis
Vanuatu's Prime Minister says he is confident critical health services at the country's main hospital will be restored as officials work to address the current health budget crisis. This year's entire health budget has already been spent, forcing the ...
Vanuatu PM confident money can be found to revive health services
Quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off coast of Vanuatu: USGS
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck 19 miles (30 km) east-northeast of Port Vila, capital of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the United States Geological Survey said on Tuesday. The quake was measured at 6.2 miles (10 km) deep ...
Powerful 6.3 quake strikes off Vanuatu
Vanuatu Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Port Vila, Near New Caledonia
Sydney Morning Herald
Man 'overboard' from Carnival Spirit cruise liner near Vanuatu
Sydney Morning Herald
A search and rescue operation is under way near Vanuatu after a man on board a cruise ship went missing and was presumed to be lost overboard. The man, believed to be a member of the kitchen crew, was aboard the Carnival Spirit cruise liner on a ...
Carnival Spirit turns around in search for missing crew member
Search called off for Carnival Spirit crew member who fell overboard
Australian cruise passengers 'frightened, concerned' on cruise ship
Man overboard near Vanuatu
A search and rescue is underway for a Carnival Spirit crew member believed to have been lost overboard. The Indian man, understood to be a member of the kitchen crew, is said to have been aboard the Carnival Spirit cruise liner on a voyage out of Vanuatu.
A popular Australian helicopter pilot was killed on a Vanuatu island after a cable dangling beneath his aircraft clipped trees, an investigation has found.
Veteran flyer Phil Cotter was helping build a telecommunications tower two kilometres from Unua village, on Malekula, in the Vanuatu archipelago, on August 26, 2011.
The 62-year-old, originally from NSW, spent much of the day shuttling materials, fuel and water between Unua and the construction site using a metal cargo cable slung under his MD Helicopters 369D five-seater.
But late in the afternoon, as Mr Cotter and his two passengers approached the tiny village one last time, the cable clipped some trees and flew up into the chopper blades.
The contact instantly rendered the aircraft uncontrollable and it plunged 15 metres to the ground, killing Mr Cotter - who just a month earlier had featured in a Nine Network documentary.
His two passengers were injured but survived.
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation report, published on Tuesday, found that Mr Cotter was probably unaware the cargo cable was still attached to the aircraft when it crashed.
'Therefore (he) did not take into account its length when assessing the required terrain clearance during the final approach to the village,' the report stated.
The ATSB also found Mr Cotter and his passengers were not wearing helmets or the installed shoulder harnesses - both of which might have helped prevent their injuries.
Lots of tributes have been written about Mr Cotter since his death.
His mates have described how the fun-loving former Queensland cattle musterer became well-known for flying in a tee-shirt, shorts and thongs.
Mr Cotter spent time working in the mineral exploration industry in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Burma before settling in Vanuatu during the 1980s.
He appeared in an episode the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program about Vanuatu's volcanic Mount Marum in July 2011.