Deadliest Journeys – Congo River

every day summer in the world
normal people risk their lives just getting from A to B in far-off countries
and isolated cotton villages our camera crews follow the journeys of those brave
enough to travel and the world’s toughest most dangerous and deadly roads buckle up for a hell ride this is
deadliest germs at a glance this place may look like a
shabby junkyard but it is in fact the port of Kinshasa one of the biggest
cities in Africa tons of rice palm oil and spices are
transported by hand since they crafted out harbour cranes have long since
stopped working amidst this chaos is that bear Marnie
the freighter that also crams on passengers for an extra buck there are
no cabins or seats and the passengers have to scramble for a decent perch for
their long journey everyone squeezed on board and the bear
Marnie soon resembles a floating slum there are 800 people on board people off
to visit their relatives attend a marriage or a funeral others dream of
making their fortune and a heading for the diamond mines on the other side of
the country what’s there for the reason they’re in for over a thousand miles of
misery as this old boat snakes its way through the heart of Africa
from Kinshasa all the way to kiss and Ghani the country’s third largest city before he set sail
the captain squeezes out quick prayer senior a similar proposition is about to
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posted to test three that Saddam as SPD more pleasantly Demi the two engines haven’t been started for
months anything goes from the port of Kinshasa
there are no rules and the boats weave in and out in total anarchy about ten other boats are hustling
around close to the bear Marnie Oh electron over my house one month behind schedule the bear
Marnie finally sets off along the river to the passengers great relief as it leaves the poor two barges come
alongside the ship to form a water convoy there are now 1700 people on
board the beurre manié has essentially become a floating town conditions on
board a cramp to say the least the first arrivals have set up camp in
the middle of the boat this is virtually first-class accommodation compared to
the others who will have to remain seated for the next three weeks with no
room to even stretch out were still summer perks just inches from the edge
of the deck there’s no water or electricity on this
based and each square inch of the ship is taking up as living quarters making
it difficult to move around on board this guy kindly gives us a tour of the
ship’s pseudo bathroom it takes balls of steel to even
contemplate going for a number two I seen the truth remember
Vasili our and when it is probability can be tactically the river Congo looks calm almost placid
but looks can be deceiving the crew are constantly on the lookout
for hidden dangers this river sweeps along debris and tree
trunks that could pierce the hull of the ship at any moment there are no markers and virtually no
navigation charts to help the crew but captain Rene knows his River well and is
the only person on board who knows exactly where the rocks and shipwrecks
are there is actually a chart on board but it hasn’t been updated since Belgian
colonial days more than 50 years ago Almudena de prueba for bandages consistency what about the bellezza
discipline mama is very there are no life vests or lifeboats on board this
ship in the Congo they are not mandatory even though many ships sink into the
depths of the river and hundreds of passengers drown every year after five days the ship is only covered
248 of the 1,000 miles to the final destination nobody on board really knows
when they’ll finally arrive it might be a week two weeks or even a month it’s
one reason why the passengers refused to buy a ticket they need the cash to feed
themselves everyday River traders climb on to sell supplies on today’s menu a
garden vegetables forest fruits and fresh fish but there is rarely enough
for everyone for a few extra Congolese francs you can
even see the most opponent treaty emphasis if you knew Kamali
before fighting against the strong current after week they’ve made only 310
miles the journey is turning into a long
tedious nightmare but the delays prove good business for
Marie, an unemployed nurse a combination of the weather the
worsening sanitary conditions starting to make people ill there’s no doctor and
no sick bay on board is the captain appoints her the ship’s doctor with her
limited medical knowledge Marie tours the ship looking for the
sick most on board have never seen let alone being treated by a doctor the
voyage is particularly hard on the children especially when the poorest
parents give them river water to drink – I am a passenger like any other person, but I studied nursing. I use a stethoscope to listen, The noise I know how to differentiate it. There is rage, you felt it as if you were typing: Boom boom.. I have to do this to avoid air bubbles.We look at the feet if we can prick there. It’s like war medicine, because the conditions so are terrible. nine days on the river and they are six
days behind schedule so late than those who are sick may not be able to wait for
proper medical treatment at the final destination captain Rene has just crossed into the
equator region an invisible border but one that worries him nonetheless this
potentially rich region is being constantly fought over by armed gangs
who want to control its gold and diamond mines several boats have been attacked
and passengers murdered on board the beurre manié
everyone is tense even more so when this human corpse floats down the river day 10 and this ratty old boat continues
its slow and tedious journey up River every evening captain rene makes the
rounds of his ship to check on his passengers and figure out how much cash
is going to make he receives a cut of the take and the sleeping passengers
piled on top of each other represent a considerable amount of money
when they eventually pay their fares at the end of the journey when I said the
commander on ass on summer Sophie the hydrogen acceptor proceeded to remodel
in present of it’s not a job it’s a sucky fucky for transporter discs I used
before just go I would use no platform it’s 3:00 in the morning the Murray the
nurse has been urgently summoned a passenger had his foot caught between
the two holes like a vise and his heel has been seriously injured Murray tries
to stitch the wound as best she can sitting in the middle saying saying Thomas we can borrow some money in
Manama Kunekune what have you got she managed to stitch him up pretty good
but she’s concerned she doesn’t have enough antibiotics to last the whole
trip her main fear is gangrene amidst all this blood and gore there is one
happy event one of the passengers has just given birth to a healthy baby boy say anger so we jump on something we dis
passenger helpful mother give birth like in a milk machine attack random and a
key typically goes on like tuna then I would
decide they studied the night as I require which but they were nobuta made
me say I’m gonna sit in the mother looks a little boost it’s
been a long hard journey just getting onto the ship music the birth spreads
quickly and so does the cootie during the course of the journey two more
babies will be born and even if they have seen it all before the sailors are
still touched by the births in an effort to make up for lost time
captain Renee rolls the dice and take some serious risks he’s decided to carry on sailing at
night Tyler along the most dangerous stretch of the river somewhere he
usually navigates only by day here the danger is constantly shifting always on
the move they head into the darkness with a large torch as their only source
of light despite the strong currents the pilot
has to keep the ship in deep waters in the middle of the river my messages let us say we go but the captain is about to make a big
mistake the pilot has lost this course and
without a more powerful beam to light the way the captain has no way of
knowing the ship’s position on the river the ship has just hit a sample recently based on operational military Sunday some similar muti attendee difference on
– yellow middle column has a value on the Ventus you do – Luciano commander
awesome and never policy the sailors are willing to try anything they’ll try to
separate the barges from the ship in an attempt to maneuver it’s a delicate operation if the water
isn’t deep enough the Bard’s could get stuck even more but daffodils way out punch aside that’s the never ending a long way the Tennessee Tennessee Maya is that
oriental gable okay
that I did go on the town of Bandar car is finally in
sight it marks the halfway stage of the
journey it’s taking captain Ren a 12 days to reach this far it’s about the
same time it should have taken to reach the final destination Gardevoir this is where we get off
fighting is still raging in the region and the captain fearful for our safety
asks us to disembark here the ship will take a month to reach kiss and garni a
few weeks later another ship won’t be so lucky
overloaded it sinks 140 of its passengers drown in the river Kongo

100 thoughts on “Deadliest Journeys – Congo River

  1. Meanwhile I have to drive all the way to McDonalds to get me something to eat

  2. The second richest country in Africa in terms of minerals and resources and you see this,the president should watch this at gun point.

  3. America had a great Frontier once. Wild forests, and lots of danger. But the people in America were so devoted towards making America a better place, we have mitigated those dangers and conquered the Wilderness. I am sometimes shocked when I see what happens in Africa. Here are a people who do not try hard enough to uplift themselves.

  4. My heart cries for these people as they struggle I sit here comfortably in my apt on my nice couch while watch TV on my big screen television. I'll never take things for granted again.

  5. 🤢imagine that smell!
    Most places there dont have running water so u no theyre not bathing🤭 imagine what they smell like🤮
    *nite rider theme song playing lmfao
    I cant watch anymore of this. These r just gross maggot-like subhumans
    Wait?!!😂lmfao i just saw the 'ships dr' prep a butterfly needle to draw blood!😂lmao WHERE SHE SENDIN THAT BLOOD TO?!!😂🤣😂🤣That idiot gonna draw blood and do WHAT with it?!!🤣 she gonna pull the boat over while the local lab separates the rbc's n the platelets and count the wbc's?? What happens to he resta the ppl on the boat while she does this? Furthermore….pets say they discover someone sick from the blood sample, what meds they gonna administer to that pt? THERE R NO MEDS!🤣😂lmao these folks r hilarious!

  6. The tears that fell down my cheeks while watching this!!! 😭

  7. So, this is most likely what things looked like in colonial times and pre colonial Columbus.

  8. God bless that nurse. She’s doing great things. She’s an inspiration for us all. She’s stepped up when she needed to. She humbled herself and served others. We all need to look out for each other the same way. 💜

  9. Africa and most of South America have been ruined through bad politicians and ideologies , mainly communism and socialism .

  10. I thought my life was rough but after seeing this I thank God 🙏 for what I do have remember ppl it's always someone worst off thin you

  11. Some of these people are just carelessly stupid,like how can you give a child dirty river water. I mean you pretty much know it'll be a long journey they why not carry clean water maybe in a drum or those 25 litre plastic bottles

  12. This World sucks" There is no reason Humans can't help humanity"
    I Weep for this Place"This world that is"

  13. There is life and death in one soup." But the toilet is filled with the souls of those who did not care!

  14. May this show to all as a reminder how lucky one is to be in the best country in the world may we achieve world peace one day

  15. You see the miserable life of the people from a country which is believed to be one of the richest in the world. Corruption is so high that the former president Kabila stole more than US$ 17 billions for himself in 2015 and continued until he left office early in 2019, his relatives and collaborators also did the same, as it was revealed by the Panoma papers.

  16. I think the cause of trials and tribulations these citizens of DRC do go through were caused by the so called Mobutu!!!! may he rot even in hell

  17. I thought i was poor n weak…but when i started watching documentary from around the world…..i understand my govt is doing their best..👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻…and i pray for you all ….#from India#northeast#Naga tribe.😔🙏🏻

  18. Greedy leaders abusing their own people. Animals killing each other instead of working and using their natural resources

  19. The people r beautiful unite peaceful no panic in such poverty n difficult journey

  20. Kinshasa, one of the biggest cities in Africa????? This is crypted to put Africans down …😡

  21. Belgium destroyed these people and took everything and deposited nothing good. Nevertheless, If they like this crappy life, then let them have it. There is no way in hell that people should consent to this lifestyle and have elected leaders or some form of government. Western styled Democracy has failed them.

  22. It is in the interest of the western powers that DRC exist in complete chaos and factions so that these people will never benefit from their natural resources.

  23. Without this country they could be no cellphones in the world, and the still struggle

  24. The volunteer nurse deserve compensation and first-class medical supplies. The people in this video are surviving in conditions less than third world. Meanwhile, back in the developed countries, people are outraged by mere words.

  25. How they take a shxt is actually pretty good on the bowel muscles natural release. But yea love to my brothers from the USA that water is sketchy to fall in.

  26. CONGO was suppose to be one of the richest country on the world. This is the result of bad leadership and colonial parasitism on Congo resources.

  27. I think this is mismanagement of the government. It Will soon come to SA after junk status.

  28. That they did not even bother to have English subtitles to what the nurse doctor of the ship was saying reflects very badly on the makers of this video.

  29. It is better to invest than donate. Invest in a new river boat with adequate space food and water as well as the necessary navigation tools. Then use whatever profit you make to pay for maintenance costs etc. That way, you show that you really care.

  30. although she's helping the people on board, I have this feeling that the nurse has little or no knowledge of 50% of what she does there. but they got NO choice

  31. Sad to see what my African sisters and brothers have to endure 😢…. jah guide and bless them always …….. one love 💕 💜……

  32. Watching this allows me to notice the difference between African Features. I can notice in the African Features some similarities between American “Negro” & African Descendants. The entire bone structure is different – meaning through the eugenics, the American Aboriginal developed a wider bone structure. Made from the eugenics, the differences also pertain to an associated DNA that ultimately removed the items of similarity. The skin complexion – hair textures, and ultimate face and jawline are not the same. Nor are the eye sets, nose sets, entirely different than that of the Asiatic Negro whom populated All Americas and Islands. This makes it clear, we are related, but not the same in DNA profound.

  33. 1500 people attached to a barge that’s using a 15 foot stick and one mans wisdom to guide them, this is why I have trust issues.

  34. Wonderful effort
    Keep making good documentaries and try to add subtitles for other languages

  35. I wish this documentary had translation. We could understand better of what is going on

  36. @2:20 is that a bag of money on the bed??? Or is it printed to look like that?

  37. Harsh living conditions, the result of the oppression coming from evil nations like the US, France and England and the corruption of politicians. This is not suppose to exist.

  38. And im over here complaining and not satisfied enough about my 2019 vehicle. God pls forgive me for being ungrateful brat. From now on i will appreciate everything that will come to me. I feel so stupid now😕

  39. I feel bad for these people! I worked for a major cruise line! And were the crew and was treated like royalty! My cabin was spacious and very clean! We were paid handsomely, and always had full bellies! I was able travel to a lot of countries!

  40. This narrator is the only one who doesn't translate at all. The other guy always translates.

  41. It’s heart breaking to see this, I really terrible sorry for those people. Actually the country is rich ,but people are poor. Everything is because humans factors with political issues ( the leadership), where are they politicians? What have they done for these people?

  42. Holy shit man!! How the hell is it possible that in less than 48 hrs of air travel on a flight that is only $1300 (I just looked it up on flight centre) their world to mine could be this much different?!!? Imagine having to give that water to your kids!

  43. Name something a black man as invented…..nothing……. i dont fill sorry for them at all there all thick as shit……

  44. 3:45 The guy in the Adidas track suit perhaps knows that they are gonna have a hard time and doesn't seem as excited as others do as the journey starts

  45. God bless these poor people. I will never complain about my cruise cabin having no balcony again😂

  46. These idiots have no business having kids when they cant afford to feed them…just mental retardation at its finest….

  47. 😳😳😳😳😳😢😢😢😢😢❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  48. No captions? I want to know what they are saying! Should I go ahead and learn French, Belgian, and Congolese?

  49. I'm going to make my tennager watch this. She thinks it's hard when she doesn't have her cellphone. Damn lucky she was born in the USA.

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