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Sunken Tongan ferry may become ocean grave

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:33pm AEST

The New Zealand navy has released the first images of the sunken ferry off the coast of Tonga. They were captured by the Navy's sonar equipment, and reveal that the Princess Ashika is largely intact and is sitting upright on the ocean floor. The bodies of the 93 people listed as missing are believed to be still trapped inside the wreck.

Presenter: New Zealand correspondent Kerri Ritchie
Speakers: Chris Kelley, Tongan Police Commander; Bill Day, New Zealand marine surveying and recovering firm Seaworks

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