'Death ship' investigation sees reporter up for major awards

AN INTERNATIONAL investigation into the deaths of three men aboard a foreign cargo ship has earned the Sunshine Coast Daily two nominations in the prestigious Clarion Awards.

The media awards recognise the best of Queensland journalism.

Senior reporter Owen Jacques' examination of the fatalities aboard the Japanese Sage Sagittarius or "the death ship" is being considered for best Regional News Report and Best Investigative Journalism.

RELATED: The muddy waters surrounding the 'murder ship'.

In 2011, Mr Jacques won the Clarion's Best Regional Feature prize for his work describing Kawana Waters man Andrew Neil's acts of bravery during the 2011 floods.

It was also published in the Sunshine Coast Daily.

Winners will be named at a gala ceremony in Brisbane on August 30.


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