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Women call for a ferry crackdown after four die in Malekula sinking

Women call for a ferry crackdown after four die in Malekula sinking

Updated 17 July 2014, 8:46 AEST

The National Council of Women in Vanuatu has called on the government to crackdown on ferry operators following last weeks sinking of a ferry near Malekula Island with the loss of four lives including two women and a young baby.

Council executive director, Leas Cullwick says women and children are vulnerable and it is the duty of the government to ensure their safety.

Ms Cullwick says the government must expand the role of the Ports and Harbours Departnment to ensure ferries undergo regular safety checks and to prevent overloading.

Presenter: Hilaire Bule

Speaker: Leas Cullwick, executive director, Vanuatu National Council of Women

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