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Passengers ignore life-jackets

Update: July, 17/2012 - 10:10
HCM CITY — Many passengers and boat owners in HCM City's ferry terminals were found to have ignored putting on lifeboat jackets on the first day the rule came into force in the city on Saturday.

This was discovered during an inspection from the municipal Department of Transport.

Some crew members gave life jackets to passengers only when inspectors appeared.

The rule was introduced on May 10 by the Ministry of Transport in an attempt to reduce the number of deaths from inland waterway accidents. — VNS

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