Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Revisit MV Victoria role following near disaster

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen

MV Victoria (Photo by Hans Kristoffersen)
MV Victoria, the biggest steamer that operates in the lake whose name it shares, is no longer the once majestic maritime transporter.

For relatively elderly people who saw the now nearly 53-year-old steamer when they were children and young adults, the cruiser approximates scrapyard material.

It is good news that the technical problem that arose in the steamer last Saturday night was detected not long after it had left Bukoba for the journey to Mwanza, and it was diverted to the nearby Kemondo Bay.

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