Monthly Archives: January 2006

Malta-Sicily Ferry disaster, 1996

A meeting was held recently at the Sikh Community and Youth service on Soho Road in Handsworth where the speaker referred to the 1996 ferry disaster when a boat, the Yiohan, with its human cargo, many of whom were from the Punjab, sank on its way between Malta and Sicily. This was another example of human trafficking which the speaker had been resesearching and conducting a campaign to bring the perpetrators to justice at last. A Bollywood film is in progress depicting the still disputed events.