Australian navy blamed for not anticipating arson
Asylum seekers on board SIEV 36 emptied a large quantity of petrol below decks and then intentionally ignited it, causing an explosion and fire that killed five people. Quite naturally, the Royal Australian Navy is deemed to be responsible:
Yes, and the asylum seekers would have survived had they not created a petrol-fueled inferno. As if RAN personnel had any reason to think anyone would be stupid enough to create a disaster at sea. And if those on board the SIEV 36 really wanted to die why didn't they jump into the ocean?
Certainly RAN staff could have taken better precautions but the fire and resulting deaths are not their responsibility and they shouldn't be made to wear it.