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  1. China Shipping Development

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The group's principal activity is the provision of cargo shipping. Other activities include the purchase and sale of ships, repair and construction of containers, ship spare parts purchase and sale agency, consultancy and transfer of ship technology. Cargo shipping mainly consists of the shipment of oil and dry bulk cargoes along the coast of China. ...

  2. Booming industry 'threatens safety'

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... industry insider said. 'It takes 10 to 12 years to build a captain in terms of giving him the experience and security to head a vessel, but it only takes two years to build a ship.' Classification society DNV Maritime warned last week that global accident rates for large ships had doubled in the past five years, citing the boom in shipping, a shortage of officers, lower retention ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must improve quality of construction or face scepticism

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Wary of shoddy work by China Reputation is everything in the construction industry. China's quest to move up the economic value chain by becoming the world's civil ... it apart from others, though, is that the project was hailed on its completion last November as a "Harbin miracle" for its scale and the speed with which it was built. Construction ...

  4. Safety at fault in work site deaths

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A coroner ruled yesterday that the deaths of two bar benders at a construction site in Tsuen Wan were accidental, but said safety issues with equipment ... sites more frequently. The Labour Department said yesterday that it would study the suggestions and that it had co-operated with the Construction Industry Council to draw up safety tips ...

  5. A construction catastrophe waiting to happen

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the beginning, but also a good construction company that followed design codes, developers who followed the rules, government inspection, then constant maintenance and more frequent safety inspections. ... A building collapsed, four died, and Hong Kong's construction industry was shaken to its foundations. $9,785 The record amount per square foot proposed as compensation for flat owners ...

  6. New policy to push stricter ship safety

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Hong Kong shipowners and ship managers will have to pay more attention to the safety of their vessels under a quality-improvement programme announced by the Marine Department yesterday. The launch coincides with US Coast Guard figures showing Hong Kong-flagged ships had more safety detentions in US ports last year than mainland-registered ships. Chan ...

  7. Captain abandoned ship after wave hit

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Sailors on a Hong Kong-registered cargo ship that sank off southern Japan escaped after a powerful wave tilted the vessel up to 30 degrees, the shipowner said yesterday. The 17-strong crew abandoned ship after the 4,100 tonne mainland China-bound freighter, New Lucky VII, lost control off Okinawa on Tuesday, Taiwanese shipping firm Franbo Lines ...

  8. Inspectors to check cranes on 300 sites

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... at about 300 construction sites in the next two weeks to ensure they are safe after a crane collapsed and killed one worker on Thursday. Government inspectors will check that contractors are following safety codes on mobile cranes, which require them to conduct regular inspections. Paul Y Construction and Engineering, the contractor that was responsible for the crane at the scene ...

  9. Probe on partial sinking of COSL supply ship

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com An investigation is under way after a 740 million yuan (HK$911 million) offshore supply ship being built for China Oilfield Services (COSL) by Wuchang ... the firm said there was no environmental pollution. COSL said the ship was fully insured and it has already started claim procedures, while the shipyard was responsible for any loss or damage ...

  10. Two lose appeal over ship collision

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... life at sea dismissed yesterday by the Court of Appeal. Two others- a mainland ship captain and a second local pilot- had their convictions quashed. Yuriy Kulemesin and Tang Dock-wah were ... remain or be changed. Kulemesin, who was in charge of the oil rig supply ship Neftegaz-67 when it was hit by the dry-cargo ship Yao Hai near the Brothers islands on March 22, 2008, was jailed ...




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