Saturday, 18 October 2008

Only 80 vessels safe, regulatory body says

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Paulina David in Mwanza

The Sumatra safety officer in the Lake Zone, Mr Alfred Waryana, told journalists in his office that out of 1462 vessels inspected in Mara and Mwanza regions, 1,384 were not qualified to operate on the lake.

He said only 78 vessels were qualified to operate on the lake.

Almost all other vessels were either found faulty or having no essential facilities.

These include fire extinguishers and life jackets.

Read full story in The Citizen.

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