Saturday, May 30, 2009

Zanzibar Ship Capsizes, 3 Dead!

Few days ago it was the commemoration of the tragic MV Bukoba accident, yesterday the news of the capsized ship sent shockwaves in zanzibar and Tanzania mainland. Below is the story covered by 'The Times' of South Africa;
At least three people drowned when a cargo ship capsized off the coast of Zanzibar, a port official said.
Mustaf Jumbe, head of Zanzibar’s main port of Stone Town, said search operations were launched late yesterday and were ongoing.
"So far, we have recovered three bodies and 27 people were rescued," he told AFP.
The MV Fatih had left Dar-es-Salaam on Friday afternoon and sank just before berthing at Stone Town around 9:00 pm (1800 GMT).
Its captain Usi Ali Usi told reporters on Saturday that he experienced problems with the ship’s rudder and then realised there was a big leak on the hull.
The total number of people on the boat could not be immediately established.
Zanzibar is Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island.
Source: The Times of South Africa. www.thetimes.co.za

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