Strike Force Bast conduct inquiries on-board Ruby Princess

Detectives have conducted inquiries on board the Ruby Princess as part of an ongoing investigation into the docking and disembarking of the vessel last month.

Earlier this week, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller announced the commencement of a criminal investigation into the communications, actions, and other circumstances that led to the docking and disembarking of the vessel at Sydney Harbour on Thursday 19 March 2020.

Specialist detectives are conducting the investigation under Strike Force Bast.

About 7pm yesterday (Wednesday 8 April 2020), strike force detectives boarded the vessel to conduct inquiries, which included speaking with crew members, as well as gathering and seizing the voyage data recorder (black box) and other items of interest to the investigation.

Anyone who has information relevant to the investigation, including details of symptoms, illness, or medical advice during the voyage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

The community is reminded that their information is treated in strict confidence.

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