International search ends for boat, which was carrying 23 schoolchildren when it disappeared two weeks ago
Relatives of children on a Kiribati ferry that went missing two weeks ago have demanded answers from the government, after the international search for the vessel was called off.
The MV Butiraoi ferry was loaded with more than 80 people, including 23 schoolchildren, when it disappeared on 20 January.
The MV Butiraoi is believed to have sunk in the Pacific with 88 people on board
Twenty-two school children on their way to start a new term are among those feared to have died on a ferry missing for 12 days between remote islands in Kiribati.
Ten primary school children were among the 88 on board, as well as 13 high school students. One 14-year-old girl was among seven survivors rescued in the central Pacific on Sunday, from a wooden dinghy that had no engine, water, food or radio.