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  1. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Sea Smooth’s late turn made in panic: expert

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... this was "totally unacceptable". The commission heard earlier that Lai Ho-yin took three lifebuoys and jumped from the Lamma IV as it sank. Pryke also criticised the design of Sea Smooth's wheelhouse for placing the radar on the right hand side of the conning chair, instead of in front of it. "A primary school class could come up with a better design," he said. He added ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lifebuoys should not be shared, naval architect tells ferry disaster inquiry

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... are designed to be thrown to people in the water - to be shared. "I have never come across other jurisdictions [in which] buoys could also be life-saving apparatus on board your vessel," he ... and disappointed that a vessel designed for more than 200 passengers had been allowed in service without a watertight door, as it was originally designed to have. Armstrong suspected there had been a lack ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    'Lamma IV's seats were secure, missing door never meant to be there': Shipbuilder

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... told the inquiry into the disaster its seats were not designed to withstand a collision. The seats were secured firmly to its deck, Ken Lo Ngok-yang said. Rescuers and survivors ... Door" marked the access opening of the aft bulkhead, suggesting that a watertight door had been included in the plan. In response, Lo said Cheoy Lee had instructed an outsourced designer ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Missing life vests strike sad final note

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... plus an extra 5 per cent designed specifically for children. Mok said the unofficial practice addressed operators' difficulties in finding the money for extra life jackets during ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma ferry disaster: Hong Kong lacks marine training, says union chief

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... said previously he worked 24-hour shifts with no designated meal break. Commission counsel Roger Beresford said the Marine Department was also "considering some prosecutions" against ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Sea Smooth could have stayed to help Lamma IV victims, says expert

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... officials should have been aware, when they inspected the Lamma IV, whether it had enough life jackets and lifebuoys. They should also have checked the vessel against the original design drawings, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV would not sink, based on calculations: Ex-ship surveyor

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Ferry safe from going under even if two sections flooded, says ex-Marine Department ship surveyor who vetted vessel’s design The Lamma IV ferry should not have sunk even if two of its ... for the commission Roger Beresford said that from 1984, new vessels designed to carry more than 100 passengers had to comply with watertight subdivision requirements, according to the Instructions ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Thicker plating may have bought more time before Lamma IV sank: expert

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... only professional judgment and experience - instead of making full calculations - to approve the ship without a watertight door it was designed to come with. He said he believed that the ship ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lack of watertight door sank Lamma IV, inquiry told

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung and Clifford Lo

    ... by an outsourced designer. Further calculations by Armstrong showed that even when the ship was newly built in 1996, Lamma IV would have sunk if the watertight door was not installed, regardless ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma ferry disaster: another memory lapse over door

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... for a commission of inquiry into the tragedy, Roger Beresford, asked another witness: "Where does the buck stop?" Mak, who approved the inclining tests designed to test the vessel's ...




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