Monday, 21 April 2008

Uganda writes off sunk ship, 3 years later

From The East African

Uganda has abandoned efforts to recover a cargo ship that sank in Lake Victoria three years ago. The mv Kabalega sank after colliding with mv Kaawa, also a cargo ship, about 60 nautical miles south of Port Bell in 2005.

According to the State Minister for Works and Transport, John Byabagambi, the sunken ship has no more “economic meaning” to justify its being salvaged.

The $8 million ship owned by Uganda Railways Corporation was carrying 840 tonnes of wheat from Mwanza in northern Tanzania to Port Bell when it rammed into mv Kaawa.

Read more:

No comments: