Cam Ranh City's People Committee has decided to ban 22 floating
restaurants from operating in Cam Ranh Bay due to safety concerns.
A floating restaurant in Cam Ranh Bay
The committee's spokesman, Nguyen Khiem, said the decision was made
yesterday (July 25) following the recent sinking of a floating restaurant in
Ninh Thuan Province which killed 2 passengers.
are 22 floating restaurants operating around Binh Ba and Binh Hung Islands
which do not meet safety standards," Khiem said. "We'll have a
meeting with representatives from all wards and communes to give detailed
instructions on monitoring the operation of these restaurants."
to head of Nha Trang Bay Management Board, Huynh Binh Thai, there are 11
floating restaurants operating around Vung Ngang and Hon Mot areas but most
of them do not meet safety standards.
floating restaurants are designed almost the same as the sunken one in Ninh
Thuan," Thai explained. "They have wooden frames, metal roofs and
float on plastic containers attached to the sides. And they can easily sink
if hosting too many passengers at a time."
a representative from Cam Binh Ward said that there haven't been any specific
regulations on the size, design or the number of passengers allowed on these
July 23, a floating restaurant in Vinh Hy Bay in the south-eastern province
of Ninh Thuan suddenly sunk, knocking 300 passengers into the sea. Two people
died and four others were injured. The sinking set alarm bells ringing about