Kampot river cruise boat runs aground - 4 passengers dead.

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Re: Kampot river cruise boat runs aground - 4 passengers dead.

Post by taabarang » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:13 pm

Indeed CEO. There is the political/societal issue then there's the personal loss. I cannot fathom the pain of losing family members to an early and most likely preventable death.
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Post by taabarang » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:19 pm

Indeed CEO. There's the political/societal issue then there's the loss of loved ones. I cannot fathom dealing with the loss of a wife, son and mom in law in what appears to have been a highly preventable tragedy.
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Re: Kampot river cruise boat runs aground - 4 passengers dead.

Post by newkidontheblock » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:26 am

Missus got a FB message from her friend last night. Apparently her entire family was on that boat and that the mom was now dead. Hope the news was wrong. Please pray for them.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:29 am

The identities of the deceased are confirmed here. The lack of safety precautions on the boat also.
According to Kampong Bay commune police chief Lim Sambo, three women and one boy – identified as 47-year-old Chin Ny, her 9-year-old son Sang Sokheng and 72-year-old mother Khan Yiv, as well as 62-year-old Sok Sokhom – were found dead after the boat, returning from watching fireflies, sank, presumably after hitting the riverbed.

According to Kampot provincial police chief Mao Chan Makthurith, the tour boat – designed to carry a maximum load of 50 to 60 passengers – carried 70 to 80 local tourists that day.

Twenty-four-year-old Yuos Chandarid, a relative of three of the deceased, said his father-in-law, a survivor of the accident, said there had been inadequate life vests on board.

“My father-in-law told me that he heard a bang sound, and water started entering the boat. People were running and fighting for life vests,” he said. “He looked for his wife and son but could not find them . . . he found his mother-in-law and dragged her to the lifeboat, but it was too late.”

“This is a huge loss for my family because we lost three family members. We want a proper explanation on what caused the accident,” he added.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/f ... boat-sinks
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:15 am

The owner of the boat in question - who incidentally is not photographed wearing handcuffs.
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There is a third photo on FB showing the police pulling the child's body out of the water that I haven't posted here because I don't think it's right to show photos of dead kids. However, Khmer Times has chosen to put it on their front page news. It's probably in the Khmer news as well, but that doesn't make it acceptable. Also looks like one of those posed police photos :evil:
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Re: Kampot river cruise boat runs aground - 4 passengers dead.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:25 pm

The Kampot boat owner who was responsible for running shoddy overloaded tourist boats, causing the deaths of four people, risks just 1-3 years prison. He will probably get off with a fine, enough for funeral charges. I can't imagine how the families feel about this.

Boat Owner, Captain Charged Over Drownings
November 18, 2016

The owner and captain of a Kampot City tourist boat that sank on Monday night, leaving four people dead in the Toek Chhou River, were charged with unintentional murder on Thursday, a court official said.

The owner, Sok Lim, 44, was charged for allowing too many passengers onto the boat, said Ek Chheng Huot, chief prosecutor of the Kampot provincial court. The boat’s skipper, Ros Smann, 50, was also charged on Thursday in absentia, he said.

Mr. Smann was still missing after swimming to shore and fleeing on foot when the two-story tourist boat struck the riverbed and sank at about 9:00 p.m. on Monday night, according to police.

If found guilty, both men face one to three years in prison and a fine of 2 to 6 million riel, or about $500 to $1,500...

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Re: Kampot river cruise boat runs aground - 4 passengers dead.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:04 am

The only good thing to come out of this:
Provincial authorities announced on Wednesday that all tourist boats were suspended pending the formation of a new review committee that will ensure safety.
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