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  1. 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 below-deck compartments were flooded, a retired Marine Department ship surveyor yesterday told the commission of inquiry into its October 1 capsize. But the commission had earlier heard three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129609/lamma-iv-would-not-sink-based-calculations-ex-ship-surveyor
  2. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Missing door on Lamma IV was not focus of checks: Ship inspector

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Marine Department officer who checked vessel says he did not notice whether there was a watertight door as it was not a structural detail A ship inspector for the Marine Department who had ... Lamma Island, an expert report found. Senior ship inspector Fung Wai-man told the commission yesterday that whether there was a door was not the focus of his initial inspection of the vessel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1130415/missing-door-lamma-iv-was-not-focus-checks-ship-inspector
  3. 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

    ... was not satisfactory." Armstrong also remarked that the shipbuilder took a great risk by constructing the ship not in accordance with its original drawings, if it had not consulted with the Marine Department ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138807/thicker-plating-may-have-bought-more-time-lamma-iv-sank-expert
  4. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV passed marine department safety test despite inaccurate data

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... as stated in the contract. "They could be verbally told ... because they have their engineers or marine officers periodically checking the construction of the ship," he said. ... earlier said that a missing watertight door had led to the flooding of three compartments and contributed to the speedy sinking of the ship. But Lo insisted that the ferry, with only four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133219/lamma-iv-passed-marine-department-safety-test-despite-inaccurate-data
  5. 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

    ... 1 sea tragedy that Britain and Australia required ships to carry enough life jackets for all passengers. Child-sized vests also had to be provided. A general manager of Hongkong Electric, which ... under construction posed potential hazards. Armstrong cited an accident investigation he had been involved in concerning a vessel called the Sleipner in Norway. Two of the six victims died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1139600/lifebuoys-should-not-be-shared-naval-architect-tells-ferry-disaster
  6. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Sea Smooth pair: We didn't think Lamma IV passengers were overboard

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... not check the port side of the ship, where the collision occurred. Wong said he had yelled to the passengers, asking if anyone had fallen overboard, and they said no. He then hurried to check on the welfare of passengers on the main deck. Facing similar questions, Lo said he walked to the port bridge wing but could not see any people in the sea. He noted that the atmosphere on the ship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159290/sea-smooth-pair-we-didnt-think-lamma-iv-passengers-were-overboard
  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Marine Department officers were not alert in Lamma IV checks

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

    ... inadequate information and the lack of alertness to this particular issue," Mok said. There was also a lack of communication among officers when it came to clarifying conflicting ship plans, he said. Earlier in the day, counsel for the commission Paul Shieh Wing-tai SC said the department ought to have spotted there was a missing watertight door - a departure from the ship's plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188658/marine-department-officers-were-not-alert-lamma-iv-checks
  8. 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

    ... of the vessel's collision with the Sea Smooth off Lamma Island had previously told the commission that most of the upper deck seats became detached after the crash, trapping passengers as the ship sank. ... of the ship. "It was never meant to have a door on it from day one," he said. But counsel for the commission Roger Beresford pointed out that on the drawings of the ship, a "W.T. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1131210/lamma-ivs-seats-were-secure-missing-door-never-meant-be-there
  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    I sounded the alarm before the crash, Lamma IV coxswain insists

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by THOMAS CHAN AND SIMPSON CHEUNG

    ... Regulations, he said, which require ships to do so when two vessels approach each other head on. When asked why he had not spotted the Sea Smooth earlier, the captain, who has been off duty since ... Anchorage was blinding my sight." Chow said that prior to the vessel's departure from the Lamma Island power station pier, he turned on the ship's navigation lights - including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1153369/i-sounded-alarm-crash-lamma-iv-coxswain-insists
  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Four approvals despite lack of lifejackets

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... at least four times since 2007, even though inspections showed there were not enough lifejackets on board, the commission of inquiry heard yesterday. Marine law requires ships to carry one ... In 2011, Lamma IV and its sister ship the Lamma II carried as many as 500 children, aged six to 11, to the Lamma power station for an activity day without any children's lifejackets, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143911/four-approvals-despite-lack-lifejackets

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