Jetfoil passengers asked to remain seated

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 May, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 May, 1998, 12:00am

Jetfoil passengers will be asked to remain seated as much as possible during journeys.

But Shun Tak's Pansy Ho said no other special procedures would be adopted and passengers would not be forced to wear safety belts.

Seat belts were first installed in jetfoils after a crash in 1988 which bore strong similarities to Saturday's incident and in which Miss Ho's father, Stanley, cut his hand.

The Marine Department inquiry is likely to investigate the extent to which passengers could have avoided injuries if they had used seat belts.