Cruise ship returns from tragic Vanuatu stop

The cruise ship which had a tragic stop-over in Vanuatu this week, has returned to Brisbane.

The P&O’s Pacific Dawn made headlines for all the wrong reasons on Monday, when nine Australians and an American were injured while enjoying a shore visit on the Pacific Island.

They were on board a tourist bus when it collided with a commuter bus near Port Vila, killing three locals.


The driver of the tourist bus has been charged and investigations are continuing into what caused the crash.

On Saturday morning, the Pacific Dawn docked back in Brisbane.

During the week, injured passengers had been airlifted out of Vanuatu for treatment at Queensland hospitals.

An 11-year-old boy, his younger brother and their mother were the final patients to be transported. They arrived at Gold Coast Airport on Friday.

The American tourist, a 76-year-old woman, remains in a critical condition in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.