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Ill-fated MV Templar after being retrieved. Courtesy Photo

Capsized MV Templar Finally Retrieved

Using MV Kalangala, the joint Police and UPDF Marine team registered first success on Wednesday when the ill-fated boat was moved from the accident point, although it still remained under water.
posted onNovember 29, 2018
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By Fred Kiva

MV Templar has been fully retrieved from underneath Lake Victoria waters, five days after the boat capsized killing over 30 party goers.

Using MV Kalangala, the joint Police and UPDF Marine team registered first success on Wednesday when the ill-fated boat was moved from the accident point, although it still remained under water.

However, on Thursday afternoon, the police excavator was able to pull the boat to the Lake surface.

"The Police and UPDF marine teams have successfully pulled the MV Templar wreckage to the mainland,” police posted the retrieved boat photo on its social media account. Kampala post could not readily establish, if there were more bodies found trapped in the wreckage as earlier anticipated.

The success in retrieving the accident boat comes just hours after Deputy Police IGP Brig. Sabiiti Muzeeyi visited the accident site on Thursday morning.

The boat reportedly loaded with over 100 party goers capsized on Saturday evening near Mutima Beach in Mukono district. 33 bodies have since been retrieved from the waters. On Wednesday, the Police named some of the missing persons, property and documents.

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