Viewpoint: Learning lessons on ferry safety
Official statistics show 1,200 people die every year in ferry disasters and given that such events mostly take place in developing nations, the true toll is usually higher. Considerably more needs to be done to foster a culture of safety in these parts of the world to put them on a par with wealthier maritime nations
It’s time that more was done to deal with ferry disasters in the poorer parts of the globe, where woeful safety standards often result in a high death toll
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