Tourist safety in Vietnam's famed bay questioned - Article Photos 4/4

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, foreign tourists wait at the ticketing office while no boats are allowed to sail after a tourist boat sunk, killing 12 passengers from nine nations early in the morning in Halong Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Vietnam. Each day, up to 10,000 tourists from around the world sail around the bay, a UNESCO-heritage site and one of the country's most visited tourist attractions, and gaze at its stunning limestone pillars and caves. But at least four deadly accidents over the last 10 years and many more alarming safety incidents recounted on traveler’s blogs have led to allegations that the ships are cutting corners. (AP Photo/File)