A cruise ship disaster in Australia has left one person dead and three others injured.
The cruise ship Carnival Corp., which is owned by Singapore-based Star Cruises, was hit by a storm near the Queensland coast at the weekend.
The ship had been sailing to the Queensland port of Cairns from the Indian Ocean island of Kota Kinabalu.
The vessel, owned by the British company Carnival, suffered a catastrophic accident and went down in the Gulf of Carpentaria on the Indonesian island of Java, said Indonesian Maritime Police spokesman Colonel Aniuraj Kambang.
The injured woman was taken to a hospital in Cairnes.
The Australian Consul General in Jakarta said the woman had died and that two other people had been injured.
The Indonesian Foreign Ministry said the two were in a stable condition.
Two cruise ship passengers who were rescued on board the vessel were also rescued.
The Foreign Ministry says the passengers were rescued at about 6:30 p.m. local time on Sunday night.
The Indonesian Coast Guard says one of the passengers, who was wearing a life jacket, had suffered head injuries and was in a critical condition, while the other passenger, who had a life vest, was listed in stable condition at the scene.
The Australian Coast Guard, in a statement, said the passengers’ injuries were not life-threatening.
Carnival Corp. said it was “deeply saddened” by the loss of life and would offer its full support to the families of those injured in the accident.
The company is also offering counselling services for those injured.