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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry crash captains charged with manslaughter

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in a magistrates’ court later in the day, police said in a statement. The captains were arrested along with five crew after the October 1 crash between their two boats, with authorities pointing to possible ... a commission to look into the crash, which happened near Lamma Island, a popular spot with expatriates. The commission is due to report its findings later this month. Investigators have pored over ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Hongkong Electric gets new HK$4,500 fine over Lamma IV boat tragedy

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:26am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Penalty increased to HK$4,500 for failing to adequately crew boat involved in crash Hongkong Electric gets new fine for Lamma IV Hongkong Electric yesterday had its fine increased five times to HK$4,500 for deploying three crew members instead of the required four on board the ill-fated Lamma IV boat. The larger fine came after a magistrate ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    'Big explosion' heard after Lamma ferry crash

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... There was a "big sound of an explosion" after the two vessels in the Lamma ferry disaster crashed, a passenger told the commission of inquiry yesterday. Lamma IV passenger Chan ... speed. "I yelled, 'Don't ram into us!'," she said in a police statement. Her elder son Chan Kam-hei was unconscious and bleeding heavily after the crash. She tried ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry disaster captains 'had 3 minutes to avoid crash'

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Lamma Island killing 39 people should have been able to see each other's ships three minutes before they crashed, the commission of inquiry into the tragedy was told yesterday. Counsel for the commission Paul Shieh Wing-tai SC said that according to the Observatory, visibility was clear and the wind was light at the time of the crash - 8.20pm on October 1 - and the weather and tide were ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma IV captain had 30 seconds to avoid crash, says expert Nigel Pryke

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... The captain of Lamma IV had half a minute to make a sharp starboard turn to avoid crashing into Sea Smooth, an inquiry commission is told The Lamma sea tragedy could have been avoided had ... the collision. Wong said he could not feel the boat turning before the crash. But Pryke said radar data showed Lamma IV and Sea Smooth were making slight turns 30 seconds before collision. "I ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry crash inquiry to start next week, Justice Michael Lunn says

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... in the court and ignore information received in any other way. Lawyers for the owners and crew had asked for time to study material from the crash, particularly the electronic radar records ... for the hearing. Inquiry into fatal ferry crash to go ahead next week ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry crash crew may face charges of manslaughter

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, Phila Siu

    ... Simpson Cheung and Phila Siu DPP seeks adjournment of public inquiry into collision in which 39 died to allow police to finish investigation and determine charges Crash crew may face charge of manslaughter Crew members of the two vessels in the deadly crash off Lamma Island on October 1 could face serious charges, including manslaughter, the chief prosecutor told a commission ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Slow going on safety improvements a year after Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND THOMAS CHAN

    ... respectively for breaches of safety rules related to the crash. The captains of the two vessels have each been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter. "The amount of the fines is just a drop ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Strong currents hindered ferry crash rescue efforts, says academic

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Earth sciences academic believes real-time monitoring of tides could enhance marine safety The rescue launched in response to the National Day ferry disaster was made especially difficult by the strongest currents of the year, says an earth sciences exper ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Missing door 'not cause of sinking' in Lamma ferry tragedy

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... The vessel started to sink just 96 seconds after the crash with the ferry. Even if the missing watertight door had been in place, the boat would have sunk due to the severe damage Wong Chi-kin Wong ...




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