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Beach managers demand removal of MV templar wreckage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Beaches in Mpatta sub county are finding difficulty to operate in the existence of the MV Templar wreckage which is parked at their shoreline. The wreckage was left at the shoreline after an accident which claimed 32 lives in November, last year. The accident occurred …

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Poor communication systems affecting maritime rescue service

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons who use inland water bodies have expressed concern over the slow response in the search and rescue operations for people and water vessels involved in water accidents. They are bothered over police’s emergency communication lines, which are not effective, even after an alert …

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UNRA sets strict regulations on Buvuma ferry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has introduced new guidelines for the users of Kiyindi ferry, which operates between Buikwe and Buvuma districts. In the new guidelines, UNRA has reduced the number of travelers from 300 to 120 on each trip, introduced security checks for all …

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Buzindere residents vandalize MV Templar wreckage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scrap dealers have started vandalizing the wreckage of MV Templar following the withdrawal of police guards. The wreckage was towed to a place near Mutima beach in Buzindere village in Mpatta Sub County in Mukono district shortly after it was retrieved from Lake Victoria, a …

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Widow of MV Templar rescue hero asks survivors for support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Juliet Kizza, the widow of Bosco Owecho has cried out to the survivors of the MV Templar boat accident to come to her rescue. Owecho drowned while rescuing revelers aboard MV Templar that capsized on Saturday night last week while heading to K-Palm beach in …

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Mutima beach reaps from MV Templar tragedy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing operation to retrieve MV Templar from Lake Victoria and recover the bodies of the remaining victims has boosted business at Mutima Beach in Mpaata Sub County in Mukono district. Dozens of people have been flocking Mutima beach to witness the operation to retrieve …

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Wreckage of MV Templar finally retrieved

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The operation to retrieve MV Templar from Lake Victoria has finally yielded results. The Police Marine and UPDF teams were able to pull the wreckage from underneath the lake a few minutes to 5pm this evening. The officers used steel cables tied on a tractor …

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