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Boating Accidents

Posted by daawgon on 3/10/2012 at 12:05

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 daawgon has been a member since 17/4/2007. Location: Vietnam. Posts: 1,159

Posted by sayadian on 4/10/2012 at 08:47

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 sayadian has been a member since 15/1/2008. Posts: 1,557

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