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  1. 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 lifejacket for each adult passenger at the boat's full capacity, plus another 5 per cent for children. But inspection forms, signed by department officials and presented to the commission ...

  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

    ... 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 ... a single compartment. It was hence considered a combined compartment with the tank room, he said. The commission also heard that the department had in its 1996 final inspection of the Lamma IV ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV seats fixed to plastic foam

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Day ferry disaster were not securely fastened, the commission of inquiry into the disaster heard yesterday. The flooring on the deck was made up of three layers of fibreglass - a 25mm-thick ... screw was embedded in the foam core, the commission heard. "Only the woven roving makes a structural connection with the screws, the plastic foam having no strength to resist 'pull ...

  4. 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

    ... of the Lamma IV, it was heard earlier. The counsel for the commission claimed the Hongkong Electric vessel should have been rejected by the department in inspections over the past 18 years. Johnny Mok Shiu-luen SC, counsel for the department, made the admission in his final submissions to the commission of inquiry into the National Day maritime collision off Lamma Island. It came after repeated ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Ferry disaster inquiry hears of survivor's last seconds with girlfriend

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Neville Armstrong told the commission a one-line change in the Marine Department's instructions on inspecting new ships would have caused "confusion". He said the amended ... on their sinking vessel, although they were holding hands, he told the commission of inquiry yesterday. Tang Ying-kit, a Hongkong Electric employee, said the four were knocked to the floor of the Lamma IV ...

  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

    ... The Sea Smooth was in good enough structural shape after its collision with the Lamma IV that it could have stayed at the scene and provided help, the commission of inquiry ... 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 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 ... was only required to check the hull, and the watertight door might not have been submitted [for inspection] yet," the lawyer said. "And we have had another surveyor at the end saying ...

  8. 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

    ... inspected the launch last year. Wong Kam-ching said there were 232 adult life vests - the maximum number of people allowed on the ferry - and 12 children's life vests, which complied ... on the ferry's certificate of survey to indicate that there were enough life vests. In the past, the certificate would indicate the actual number of life vests on board. Commission chairman Mr Justice ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV's cut light wires pose questions at inquiry

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... is investigating when the wires were cut to two lights onboard the Lamma IV. Paul Shieh Wing-tai SC, the counsel for the commission of inquiry, yesterday said wires to a masthead and an anchor light had ... confirmed that they and their experts had neither cut nor tampered with the wiring on the launch. Commission chairman Mr Justice Michael Lunn told lawyers for all parties - including Hongkong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Sea Smooth coxswain: It was safe to not use the radar

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... to sail without looking at the radar during fine weather, the commission of inquiry into the National Day disaster heard yesterday. Lai Sai-ming testified that he was not in the habit ... leaving the 15 knots speed restriction zone in Victoria Harbour. The Lamma IV's radar range was set at 1.6 kilometres, the commission had earlier heard. Lai was in court yesterday after ...




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