Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Criminal Responsibility for the Ferry of Mosul Sinking

Author(s): Marivan Mustafa Rashid

which is the sinking of a ferry that transports people from the tourist island or the city of games opposite the forest area across the River Tigris, where the number of victims was more than 200; half of this number was rescued and the rest drowned. Most of the victims were women and children. It has been decided to bring the remiss to justice to receive their punishment for their criminal responsibility for this tragic disaster, which is negligence, recklessness and failure to take the necessary precautions to avoid disaster, since there was an official warning a day before issued by the Ministry of Water Resources that it would release an excessive batch of water from the Mosul Dam and restrict river traffic during the period of rising river levels and the tremendous speed of the flow of its water; and where families were celebrating spring vacation and spending time for fun and excursion with their children on the tourist island. The tourist city administration has ignored the official warnings and carried four times the number of passengers allowed for the ferry, which is set at a maximum of 50 people, but rod more than 200 people, causing the ferry to overturn and drown more than 100 people

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