Condolences to the Sea Gull Ferry accident Victims and families

Vodacom announces that the 2012 Awards for Digital Excellence has been postponed until further notice, due to the unfortunately tragic events concerning the MV Seagull ferry in Zanzibar.

Chief Officer of Corporate Affairs Mwamvita Makamba stated that "Vodacom wishes to extend thoughts and prayers to those affected by the tragedy."
According to the BBC, the MV Skagit, carrying at least 250 people has sunk near the island of Zanzibar. A simple google search of the "MV Skagit" reveals that this ferry was sold to Tanzania from the Washington State Department in 2011. It was built in 1989 and had been docked and inactive since September 2009. The state Legislature directed Washington State to end its passenger-only service in 2006. Yet, Tanzania bought the ship last year and continued using it until today, I guess ... this habit of using the "left overs" of developed countries needs to come to an end. Safety should come first!