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Fatal boating accident off coast of Africa

The Seychelles Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Culture have confirmed a boating accident occurred around 9:30 pm on Friday, February 8, in the channel between the ma

Likoni ferry users brace for strike

(eTN) - Although not formally on strike yet, Sunday’s operations of the Likoni ferry suffered major delays, when at one stage only one of the larger ferries was operated, causing extensive back log

Seychelles ferry boat sinks in a storm

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - In what has been termed a miraculous escape amongst the maritime fraternity on the Seychelles, was the three man crew of the ferry boat “Le Cerf” rescued after their v

Zanzibar ferry disaster culprits charged in court with murder

(eTN) - Eleven people, including the captain, and some of his crew and staff in charge of load controlling and operations of the ill-fated ferry MV Spice Islander, which sank off Zanzibar en route to

Ferry transport shortage prompts return of previously-banned ships in Tanzania

(eTN) - Information was received from a source in Dar es Salaam that the Zanzibari maritime authorities have lifted the bans on two previously-grounded ships, one out of service for several months alr

No new ferry for Zanzibar-Pemba route anytime soon

According to the latest reports, Zanzibar government is reluctant to purchase a new, state of the art ferry to allow islanders travelling between Unguja and Pemba islands a safe means to reach their

Ferry disaster in Zanzibar, Tanzania, kills hundreds including tourists

(eTN) - News broke earlier today but took a while to confirm and fully ascertain, that a ferry with reportedly over 600 people on board between Unguja, commonly referred to as Zanzibar and Pemba, sunk

North Korea plans to attract foreign tourists with ferry

SEOUL - North Korea appears likely to use a ferry to try to attract foreign tourists, a source familiar with the issue said Friday, in what could be an attempt to earn much-needed hard currency.

Uganda ferry grounding angers users

UGANDA (eTN) - The MV Kalangala ferry in Uganda was taken out of service last week for what was described as routine maintenance and inspection, leaving many travelers stranded as they were unaware of

Kenya ferry mishap raises fresh concerns

(eTN) - A recent early morning incident involving one of the recently-commissioned new ferries for the Likoni channel crossing, has raised fresh concerns among ferry users.

Kampala lake harbor ferry to return to service

After a nearly 3-year repair and major maintenance period in Kisumu’s lake harbor dry dock, the rail ferry MV Uhuru will return to service, after the current inspection and certification process has

Bangladesh capsized ferry death toll rises to 72

DHAKA, Bangladesh – The death toll from the capsizing of a ferry over the weekend in southern Bangladesh rose Monday to 72 after rescuers recovered an additional 14 bodies.

Philippine ferry carrying almost 1,000 capsizes, 9 dead, hundreds rescued

Manila, Philippines – Passengers leapt into the dark sea and parents dropped children into life rafts when a ferry carrying nearly 1,000 people capsized in the middle of the night in the southern Ph

Expert: Ferry disaster can deter tourists from visiting Tonga

A regional tourism expert has warned it would be “tragic” if the ferry disaster which may have claimed 60 lives in Tonga deters tourists from visiting the island nation.

Tourists stranded

About 150 tourists and pheasant hunters were stranded on Pelee Island Sunday afternoon after the ferry ceased operating because of strong winds.

“So far, we have only found four dead, no survivors”

Manila - At least four people were killed when a ferry with over 800 passengers and crew members sank in the aftermath of Typhoon Fengshen in the central Philippines, local officials said on Sunday.

Ferry axe ‘will hit tourism cash’

Tourism in the North East and Norway will be hit by a decision to scrap a passenger ferry service from Tyneside to Scandinavia, it is claimed.Almost 350 jobs will be lost when DFDS Seaways scraps the service from Newcastle to Norway in September.The company blamed soaring oil prices and the economic downturn.