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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Avoiding Simple Tragedies

This is a sad incident that could have been avoided.

Malaysians are generally quite ignorant of safety on the water as sailing and water sports do not have a wide following.

To prevent this type of incident from ever happening again unless the passengers choose to ignore the safety rules, it is suggested that this sign be required for all ferry operators.

Safety Rules
Maximum passengers including crew is 6
or up to safe water level indicator.
All passengers must wear a life jacket.

Unlicensed operators should not be allowed to operate. While the authorities cannot check every boat or every trip, have they ever checked on the abuse of safety rules and what have been the actions taken?

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