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Boating Accidents

  • daawgon

    Joined Travelfish
    17th April, 2007
    Posts: 929
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    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 was not a good day for boating in SE Asia.

    38 died in a ferry accident in Hong Kong as well as 5 deaths in a small boat accident on Halong Bay, Vietnam

    #1 Posted: 3/10/2012 - 12:05

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  • sayadian

    Joined Travelfish
    15th January, 2008
    Posts: 1557

    I sometimes wonder why there aren't more accidents at sea with the overloading, overcrowding and lack of life jackets, coast guard services etc. The one in Sihanoukville about a year ago didn't get a lot of coverage as, thankfully, there were no fatalities.A local Barang idiot built a platform on a fishing boat to accommodate his booze cruises and not having a keel the boat turned over from the extra weight. Not enough life jackets and a bunch of drunk passengers could have turned into a disaster. Being Cambodia this idiot is still in business so be very wary when you get aboard a boat in this part of the world.

    #2 Posted: 4/10/2012 - 08:47

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