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Friday, June 09, 2006

Ferry Report Blames Owners, Corruption

Egypt Today - Cairo,Egypt June 2006

“The responsibility of the ship’s owner and his sons has been determined in this crime because the ferry was operating with major deficiencies that should have prevented it from sailing,” the report says, adding that negligence went further because Al-Salam company did not dispatch two other nearby vessels it owned that could have arrived at the site of the sinking within two hours to help rescue operations.

W ith unprecedented bluntness Parliamentary report released last month blamed a “wicked collaboration” between the ship’s owners and corrupt safety inspectors for the sinking of the ferry Al-Salam Boccaccio 98, which claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people

The Parliamentary Committee investigating the February 3 sinking, the worst maritime disaster in Egyptian history, also faulted maritime rescue officials for failing to promptly launch the rescue operation, which began 10 hours after the ship sank, although it noted that the ferry’s owners, Al-Salam Maritime Transportation, had concealed the sinking for several hours before calling authorities.

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