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Old 07-19-2012, 12:30 PM   #85
michnus OP
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Originally Posted by Osadabwa View Post
Actually, it looks like it was one of the boats tourists and locals alike routinely use. According to this article from the Seattle Times, it was a 112 foot passenger ferry that was in service in Washington State until 2009. I suspect they'll find out the culprit was the driver, as usual, probably maxing the engines for all they were worth, regardless of the hairy conditions that were out there yesterday. Tragic, but not surprising in the least if you've ridden public transport in Africa or ever tried to reason with a bus driver...
It will for sure have a huge impact on tourism to the Island. I can not figure out if it is one of the new ferries or an older one, but if it is a 2009 then it is one of the older ones. The new ones the skipper looked like he knew what he was doing.
I agree with you, Tanzanian and Kenyan truck drivers are satan's kids man, they are dangerous.

btw I like your RR's, great rides you do there, I spend the afternoon reading them
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