What was the previous name of the shipping company, whose ferry sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea on February 2, 2012?
Star Shipping was a shipping company based in Bergen, Norway that in 2008 operated 60–70 vessels with a total of 3 million deadweight tonnes. It was founded in 1961 a joint venture between Grieg Group and Masterbulk.
MV Rabaul Queen was a passenger ferry owned by the Papua New Guinea company Rabaul Shipping. The ship, built in Japan in 1983, operated on short runs in that country, before being brought to Papua New Guinea in 1998 and plying a regular weekly route between Kimbe, the capital of West New Britain, and Lae, the capital of the mainland province of Morobe.