July 28, 2008 | Barb Carr

…any mistakes that may have been made during the accident were “merely accidental mistakes that alone do not add up to criminal convictions”

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The Al-Salam Boccaccio

A recent acquittal of the Owner of a sunken Egyptian ferry has raised public protest over claims of who the owner is and his ties to the government. The “Al-Salam Boccaccio 98 sank in February 2006 after fire broke out in its vehicle bay while traveling from Saudi Arabia to Egypt.” While it is right to run an accident investigation without assigning blame, going to the opposite extreme by stating “any mistakes that may have been made during the accident were merely accidental mistakes will not prevent this from happening again. The reason why is that accidental mistakes implies that they could not have been prevented. Not knowing the facts in this case, I wonder if this applies?

Read more… http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/egypt_sunken_ferry;_ylt=AmAQuh.Em1Ifhfwo8GBYDzUDW7oF

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