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  1. 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

    ... Ferry's missing watertight door went unnoticed due to human error, admits Marine Department Marine Department officers failed to detect a missing watertight door on the Lamma IV ... 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 ...

  2. 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

    ... by the Marine Department in 1996. Lo also admitted that "the mistake" was carried over onto two subsequent stability reports when lead ballasts were added to the aft of the hull in 1998. The same ballast was then raised by 10 inches in 2005 without anyone questioning it, including the Marine Department inspectors. The commission-appointed naval architect, Dr Anthony Armstrong, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Four approvals despite lack of lifejackets

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

    ... Marine Department surveys from 2007 gave the OK to Lamma IV although the inspections showed there were not enough safety devices The Lamma IV was approved by Marine Department surveys ... 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Missing life vests strike sad final note

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

    ... is set to decide whether Marine Department officers made false statements about children's life vests on the sunken Lamma IV after it finished hearing evidence yesterday. It is now up ... Johnny Mok Shiu-luen SC, the department's lawyer, admitted "inadequacy" over officers' failure to fully enforce a 2008 law that required a life jacket for everyone on board ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Sea Smooth’s late turn made in panic: expert

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

    ... the owner of Lamma IV, Hongkong Electric, for deploying an employee, Lai Ho-yin, who had no maritime experience, to make up the crew of four, as required by Marine Department. He said ... Department. Their crew should also participate in the vessel traffic system so they would be alerted to collision risks. After meetings with the Marine Department, he said it was reviewing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV Disaster Inquiry: 'I thought we had enough safety facilities'

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... - in the company's social activities section - that there were no children's lifejackets on board the Lamma IV, nor did he consider doing so. The Marine Department had issued a notice for the National ... down, was kept in a locker in an office at the Lamma Power Station pier. No copies of the manual were directly given to crew members, he said. In 2008, the Marine Department changed the minimum ...

  7. 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

    ... or for those wanting to advance to coxswain. "The companies operating local vessels have repeatedly alerted the Marine Department in the last few years about the lack of provision of training ... 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Ballast made Lamma IV 'sink like Titanic'

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Pryke, another marine expert, proposed that investigation and prosecution units be separated from the Marine Department, as international practice recommended those be independent from any party ... at an individual. The commission also found light wires on the Lamma IV were cut by the department for its investigation. The inquiry into the collision and sinking with the loss of 39 lives continues ...

  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

    ... been found cut. But it was unclear if the wires had been severed during the rescue operation. Johnny Mok Shiu-luen SC said that the police and the Marine Department, which he represents, had ... and the Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry's Sea Smooth catamaran on October 1 last year, in which 39 people died. The assistant director of the port control division at the Marine Department, Raymond ...

  10. 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 ...




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