According to the recorded clip, the 10-year-old boy was on the ferry with number plate DN-0871 carrying passengers and motorbikes at Hieu Liem wharf. This boy took the steering wheel to control the passengers to cross the Dong Nai River. On the ferry, no one was wearing a life jacket as prescribed.
The person filming the clip said: “I just cried while riding the ferry. Scared!”.
CLIP: Chilling 10-year-old boy holding the steering wheel of the ferry carrying passengers across the Dong Nai River
Hieu Liem – Tan Uyen wharf (in Hieu Liem commune, Vinh Cuu district) is the main wharf connecting trade between Hieu Liem commune (Vinh Cuu district) and Bac Tan Uyen district (Binh Duong province). -500 passersby.
The situation of waterway traffic here is quite complicated with the deep river bed, fast-flowing water with potential risks of waterway traffic accidents, especially with the young driver operating the ferry.
Mr. Nguyen Phan Trong, Chief Inspector of the Department of Transport of Dong Nai province, said the incident would be strictly handled. “The Department’s Inspectorate will coordinate with the locality to invite the ferry owner to work at the beginning of the week on the young driver of the ferry and related issues to ensure traffic safety on the ferry,” said Mr. Trong.