National
Panic as Kalangala ferry stalls on Lake Victoria
Publish Date: May 24, 2014
Panic as Kalangala ferry stalls on Lake Victoria
The ferry that briefly stalled on Lake Victoria was like this one pictured
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Taddeo Bwambale

Over 100 passengers aboard a ferry on Lake Victoria were thrown into panic when the vessel stalled for nearly an hour on Friday.

The ferry was plying from Bukakata to Kalangala when its propellers got entangled with fishnets.

The water vessel was also carrying cargo that included cars and merchandise.

James Apora, the commander of the Police Marine Unit told New Vision that a diver was dispatched to disentangle the propellers.

“The incident was temporary and operations returned within minutes after the nets were removed,” Apora said, although he declined to give more details about the incident.

Eye witnesses blamed such incidents on increasing pressure from fishing activities on Lake Victoria that are driving fishermen into restricted areas.


Also related to this story

South Korea ferry with 450 passengers sinks

Prime Minister resigns over ferry disaster

60 feared dead in Lake Albert boat disaster

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Boy, 16, dies after mudslides hit house
A 16-year old boy died instantly after a heavy downpour instigated mudslides in Sheema district....
Woman leaps to her death at Workers House
A woman has been found dead at Workers House in Kampala in what is speculated to be a suicide case....
Gov’t launches residual spray against malaria
Government has launched the second phase of indoor residual spraying against malaria causing vectors in 14 more districts in Lango, Bukedi, Teso and Busoga sub regions....
Kawempe MP appeals to KCCA on evictions
MP Ssebuliba Mutumba appeals to KCCA to establish a plan for business people displaced by ongoing demolition of illegal structures in the city....
WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015
Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by the middle of 2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and Mali....
KCCA demolishes structures in Wandegeya
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has demolished several illegal structures in Wandegeya in an operation which lasted for close to five hours....
Should diplomatic passports issued to ex-govt workers be with drawn?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter