The Sinking of the SIEV X: A Case Study for Secondary Schools
This site outlines the work of a committee who developed a Case Study for Australian Secondary Schools on the 2001 Sinking of the Indonesian fishing vessel the SIEV X and subsequent 353 deaths.
The committee takes no position in terms of the questions investigated in this study, particularly those relating to responsibility, nor do these materials imply a predetermined answer on the issue of whether or not the sinking and subsequent loss of life was preventable.
We hope this study offers a valuable contribution to the development of one of Australia's greatest assets - the minds of its youth.
This site offers further information about the Case Study and a chance to review its contents. You may also read the speeches given by the Committee Chair at the National and NSW launches.
19 October, 2011 - Press release: Questions remain, 10 years after sinking.
4 December, 2006 - 2nd edition launched. Over 350 copies sold!