Investigations into Taimareho tragedy still on

27 lives were lost on the MV Taimareho in April 2020 when the ship sailed through rough weather.
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POLICE are still working with stakeholders in regards to investigations into the tragedy behind the MV Taimareho sea incident last year.

Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said investigations into the case is progressing very well, and they are working closely together with relevant authorities, the Solomon Island Maritime and the office of the Director Public Prosecution for possible charges to be laid on those who are actually involved.

He said given the sensitivity of the investigation and the incident, police will not work alone but will consult the relevant stakeholders about the tragedy.

Mangau also said there needs to be proper legal opinion on that.

He also said consultation is underway and cannot comment further and further adding that charges will be laid upon the DPP’s advice.

When asked who are the people likely to be charged by Police, Mangau said that will depend very much on the consultation with the stakeholders.

On his previous response on the issue, Mangau said investigators have compiled the file and have forwarded it to the DPP’s office for viewing and once anything is needed to be patched up then the DPP’s office will recommend to the Police what action will be taken.