Marine Department needs to check on ferries breaking rules

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DURING the long Hari Raya weekend holidays earlier this month, my family and I travelled to Pulau Redang, Terengganu. The ferry boat we boarded at the Taman Tamadun Islam Jetty, Kuala Terengganu, had a capacity of 196 passengers. The ride from the jetty to Pulau Redang took more than one-and-half hours.

During the ride, I noticed life vests (or life jackets) wrapped in transparent plastic tucked under passenger seats. However, not every seat had a life vest. I would say less than 50% of the seats had them.

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