The individual guilty for causing the collision must be brought to book immediately By now, we should have had a better mechanism in place to prevent launch disasters. By now, we should have known the risks, we should have had more stringent safety protocols in place. Let us face the facts: Bangladesh is not new to disasters on the waterways. Year after year, we see vessels sinking in our rivers, resulting in large numbers of deaths. Death by drowning is unspeakably tragic, and yet, such incidences seem to have become practically normalized in Bangladesh.