On the deck of the MV Kalangala, a group of officials joke about drinking beers under a blazing sun during the three hour crossing between Entebbe and the archipelago of the Ssese Islands. They are going back to their jobs but are already a day late after spending the weekend on the mainland. Many ferries, fishing boats and other vessels, often dilapidated or poorly maintained, criss cross the lake every day, connecting the main ports and the islands. The authorities have little regard for security or for the often incomplete passenger registers. Accidents often result in very heavy casualties, due to the absence of life jackets and the fact that a large proportion of the population cannot swim.