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  1. Divers working against odds to reach trapped seamen

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... Siu-kin, of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, said the water at the scene was murky and visibility low. 'It is difficult to search for survivors in such circumstances,' he said, adding that the strong current would have made it even harder. Mr Au, with 15 years' diving experience, said divers could only stay about 20 minutes at that depth. 'It ...

  2. Deep, dark and dangerous

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Scuba-diving equipment is not allowed for most professional underwater work. Unlike recreational diving, where divers rely on a portable air supply, commercial divers are fed air via a flexible pipe ... for damage to guiding pylons into place or inspecting a sewer pipe for cracks. 'The diving part is only a means of getting to work and staying there. The real work begins when you carry out ...

  3. Burns unit hopes for equipment updates

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... time borrowing equipment from other departments... if we had enough equipment in the ward, the doctors could have gained useful information about the victims immediately,' she said. ... and electric beds, which offer great pain relief to patients. Wendy So Yuen-sham and Reddy Chan Wai-hung had left the hospital by the time the new equipment arrived, but they could feel the change ...

  4. Divers working against odds to reach trapped seamen

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... Association of Diving Instructors, said the water at the scene was murky and visibility low. 'It is difficult to search for survivors in such circumstances,' the diving coach said, adding ... with the China-registered Yaohai cargo ship on Saturday night- and reaching anyone who might be alive inside. Mr Au, who has 15 years' diving experience, said divers could stay only about 20 minutes ...

  5. Worker dies in seven-floor fall

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A worker fell to his death from scaffolding outside the seventh-floor unit of a residential block in Sha Tin while renewing window frames yesterday- the second fatal industrial accident in the city in two days. The Labour Department is investi ...

  6. Fire station geared up for opening

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong's fire chief is confident staff are fully equipped to cope with any emergency at Disneyland. Fire Services director Anthony Lam Chun-man made the prediction ... be able to support the theme park.' He said consideration had been given to the special features of the theme park. The station has a diving tender in case of emergencies at Inspiration Lake. ...

  7. Police fight losing battle on bus seat belts

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Many passengers fail to buckle up and police say they can do little about it Despite the law that passengers must buckle up when travelling on minibuses, many still shun seat belts for reasons of comfort, convenience or plain old laziness. And t ...

  8. Plans to reinforce barrier at crash site 'substandard'

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A taller, stronger barrier will be installed on a flyover from which a container truck plunged last month. But the measures, announced by the Transport Department yesterday after a review of the accident on August 17, have been criticised fo ...

  9. Treacherous currents force divers to reconsider tug recovery efforts

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the search. 'If the rescue on the seabed becomes too dangerous, which jeopardises the divers' safety, we will make the decision [to halt further diving operations],' Mr Lo said, adding that the risks were assessed each time before diving. At least 41 diving attempts had been made up to yesterday and six cabins out of 32 had been searched. The Hua Tian Long, the biggest floating derrick ...

  10. 5 missing as sailors plucked from sea

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo and Dennis Chong Five sailors from a Chinese-Indonesian crew were missing last night after their Hong Kong-registered cargo ship apparently sank in rough seas, the Marine Department said yesterday. The Japanese coastguard rescued 12 survivors ...




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