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Video. In Senegal, divers filmed the wreck of the “Joola”, one of the worst disasters in civil maritime history

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On September 26, 2002, The Joola which provided the connection between Ziguinchor in Casamance and Dakar, the Senegalese capital, turned around in a few minutes, with nearly 2,000 passengers on board. It now lies off the Gambian coast, about twenty meters deep.

To document the state of the ship, the Senegalese State commissioned an underwater audit from a Franco-Senegalese team of divers. Mission member Marc Langleur described “a very dilapidated wreck”. Clothes, bracelets, women’s jewelry, as well as many bones are still on the sand and in the carcass of the ferry.

To find out more, discover our video investigation on the sinking of the “Joola”:

Video Sinking of the “Joola”: our video investigation of the African “Titanic”