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  1. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Ballast made Lamma IV 'sink like Titanic'

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

    ... The number should be at least 10 per cent, according to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. He also said the standard of life jackets should be outlined in law, ... 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 ...

  2. 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 because they were not alert enough and failed to communicate, its lawyer admitted yesterday. The missing door caused three compartments of the vessel to flood and contributed to the rapid sinking ...

  3. 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

    ... Maritime leader calls for a mandatory lookout on passenger vessels, as inquiry draws to a close A trade union chief yesterday criticised a lack of training in the local marine industry ... 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 to the two commissioners to work out what happened the night of October 1 when two ferries collided near Lamma Island, claiming the lives of 31 adults and eight children. In his final submissions, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Radar licence should be compulsory for seafarers: Lawmaker Gary Fan

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... More courses on radar operation should be offered to improve marine safety, a retired instructor at the Maritime Services Training Institute urged yesterday. He also said the number ... they found a ship was about to crash into them. They could not turn according to the international marine rules," he said. "And that could be dangerous, because unlike cars, ships can ...

  7. 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

    ... lives. Former Marine Department principal surveyor of ships Wong Chi-kin, who had vetted the drawings of the Lamma IV, was asked whether the vessel would sink if both its tank room and steering ... 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Thicker plating may have bought more time before Lamma IV sank: expert

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Australian naval architect Dr Neville Armstrong yesterday told the inquiry into the October 1 accident. Armstrong said he found it "quite extraordinary" that Marine Department officers used ... was built with a side plating of 4.5mm - 0.5mm thinner than in drawings approved by the Marine Department and 0.72mm less than the standard set out in 1995. "The thinner plating size … may have ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Open deck on ill-fated ferry 'overcrowded'

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... which sank with the loss of 39 lives, was overcrowded on the night of the October 1 disaster, a senior company executive has admitted. Lamma IV collided with public ferry Sea Smooth off Lamma ... yesterday. Asked if he had ordered the crew to avoid overcrowding that night, he said: "I had not done that personally, and I am not sure whether the marine officer had done it. But I believe ...

  10. 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 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 ...




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