Nimefikiria sana suala la kuzama meli zanzibar na nikaangalia usalama wa vyombo vingine nilivyowahi kusafiria tanzania. Nimeikumbuka hii meli Mv Liemba ya lake tanganyika ambayo ni ya zamani sana. Nadhani ingekuwa uamuzi wa busara kuisimamisha kazi hii meli kabla haijaleta maafa. Hii meli ni kubwa sana ina uwezo wa kubeba abiria kama 3000 na kama ikizama maafa yake yatakuwa makubwa sana kwa sababu lake tanganyika lina kina kirefu sana. Kwa nini serikali isinunue meli nyingine na kui pumzisha hii liemba ili iwe kama ya makumbusho tu??? hebu soma chini historia ya hii meli. The MV Liemba, formerly the Graf von Götzen, is a passenger and cargo ferry that runs along the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. She is operated by the Marine Services Company Limited of Tanzania and operates between the ports of Kigoma, Tanzania and Mpulungu, Zambia with numerous stops to pick up and set down passengers in between. Graf von Götzen was built in 1913 in Germany, and was one of three vessels operated by the German Empire to control Lake Tanganyika during the early part of the First World War. Her master had her scuttled on 26 July 1916 off the mouth of the Malagarasi River during the German retreat from the town of Kigoma. In 1924 a British Royal Navy salvage team raised her and in 1927 she was recommissioned as the Liemba.