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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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188658/marine-department-officers-were-not-alert-lamma-iv-checks
  2. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Missing life vests strike sad final note

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

    ... Last submissions after 50 days dwell on the children's life jackets that never were and the watertight door that never was The commission of inquiry into the Lamma ferry tragedy ... jackets on board. Mr Justice Michael Lunn, chairman of the commission, who has been hearing the evidence alongside former audit director Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun, said they would need to consult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189384/missing-life-vests-strike-sad-final-note
  3. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Relative 'stunned' at poor translation in ferry inquiry

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... A relative of two victims of the National Day ferry disaster have hit out at the quality of interpreting at the commission of inquiry into the tragedy - which he says could affect its ... and Chinese," he said. Tsui said the interpreter had frequently mistranslated what the witnesses were saying. He also said she was slow and her pronunciation was poor. Since the commission chairman, Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154129/relative-stunned-poor-translation-ferry-inquiry
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177236/lamma-ivs-cut-light-wires-pose-questions-inquiry
  5. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    I turned right, not left, says Sea Smooth coxswain

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... right to avoid colliding with the Lamma IV, the commission of inquiry into the National Day disaster heard yesterday. Lai Sai-ming's testimony was contrary to evidence previously presented ... commission chairman Mr Justice Michael Lunn asked Lai why he did not read his radar, suggesting that the Lamma IV would have appeared within range of the system 50 seconds before the collision. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1163713/i-turned-right-not-left-says-sea-smooth-coxswain
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160371/sea-smooth-coxswain-it-was-safe-not-use-radar
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143911/four-approvals-despite-lack-lifejackets
  8. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Sea Smooth’s late turn made in panic: expert

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

    ... of "last-minute panic" rather than a conscious attempt at averting a collision, a naval expert said yesterday. Captain Nigel Pryke was appearing at the commission of inquiry into the National Day sea ... manoeuvre". Lamma IV’s skipper Chow Chi-wai said earlier that he made full turn to starboard about 30 seconds before the collision with the public ferry Sea Smooth. But Pryke, a commission appointed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180396/sea-smooths-late-turn-made-panic-expert
  9. 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

    ... and long working hours in some ferry companies. The criticism by Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council chairman Lee Kwok-keung came at the end of 48 days of evidence to the commission ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1186583/lamma-ferry-disaster-hong-kong-lacks-marine-training-says-union-chief
  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Ballast made Lamma IV 'sink like Titanic'

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

    ... criticised storage of the boat's life jackets, which he said resembled "somebody's lunch". Armstrong, a commission-appointed expert, said the 8.25 tonnes of lead and seven tonnes ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1183827/ballast-made-lamma-iv-sink-titanic

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