Cruise Ship Sinking Estimated 1,000 Passengers Dead Lake Victoria

This day in cruise history: On May 21, 1996, TRC Marine Division’s ships’ manifest for MV Bukoba 21’s final voyage showed 443 passengers in 1st-2nd class cabins, but cheaper third class accommodation had no manifest.

The routine cruise ship journey from Bukoba to Mwanza via Kemondo Bay, resulted in the sinking of the cruise ship  on  Lake Victoria, some eight kilometres away from the city of Mwanza, killing an estimated 1,000 passengers.

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