News for Apr. 01, 2005

Peter Jackson's $3 Million Dollar 'Venture' ship sinks off the coast of Wellington; rust blamed.

4/01/05, 8:26 am EST - Xoanon

The ship used in Peter Jackson's "King Kong" remake sank offshore near Wellington early this morning. Publicist Melissa Booth commented that the age of the ship and recent remodeling for filming contributed to its sinking. "It was a very old ship when we purchased it," she said, adding, "We managed to get the entire crew onto the life rafts before she started to seriously take on water. She stated that no one was injured in the incident. [More]