Sunday, 24 June 2007

Any solution to lake Victoria travel blues?

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Staff Writer Darius Mukiza

The company whose ship stalled two weeks ago on Lake Victoria igniting un precedented panic to passengers is strangely advising against use of any other ferry boats except its ships which it says are the most reliable under the rough conditions of the lake.

MV Victoria, one of the three-ship fleet of MSC, swayed uncontrollably for about two hours only 30 km to Mwanza port on its voyage from another lakeside port of Bukoba and again stalled hardly 100 metres before it could anchor at Mwanza North port on Saturday, sending alarms throughout Tanzania as wary passengers frantically kept their relatives worried as they stuck to their mobile phones.

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