An army officer takes pieces of paper with names of people missing after the MV Spice Islander ferry disaster outside the men's ward of survivors September 10, 2011. A huge crowd of relatives and friends waited at the hospital in hope of finding loved ones missing in the MV Spice Islander ferry disaster.
Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein (R), first Vice President Seif Sharif Hamad (L) and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete (C) attend mass prayers in Zanzibar’s main football pitch Miasara in Stone Town September 12, 2011. Thousands of people attended prayers on Monday evening for those lost in the Spice Islander ferry disaster.
A registration point for missing ferrry disaster victims at Magogoni, Stone Town, September 15, 2011. Early news reports claimed that the ferry was carrying an estimated 800 people at the time of her sinking and by 12 September, it was reported that over 240 bodies had been recovered. However, on 14 October, the Tanzanian government confirmed that the vessel had in fact been carrying around 3,586 passengers, of whom 2,764 were unaccounted for.