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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Missing door 'not cause of sinking' in Lamma ferry tragedy

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... claimed the rapid sinking was due to the force of the collision that caused flooding in more than one below-deck compartment. Dr Neville Armstrong was invited by the commission of inquiry, led ... "It was Dr Armstrong's opinion that if a watertight door had been fitted to the access opening in the bulkhead between the steering gear compartment and the tank room, and if the flooding ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry crash captains charged with manslaughter

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... IV’s left rear was torn open in the impact, throwing scores of passengers into the sea. The vessel’s stern was flooded within minutes, trapping passengers in the submerged cabin. The government ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry disaster captains 'had 3 minutes to avoid crash'

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... the crash, at 8.26pm, the Sea Smooth captain reconnected with the control centre. He said: "Water is flooding into the vessel's port, its starboard side. "Water is flooding ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Ferry inspector ignored missing watertight door

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 01:54pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... caused three compartments to flood and contributed to the speedy sinking of the vessel after its collision with the public ferry Sea Smooth off Lamma on October 1. Yu also said that in his final ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Strong currents hindered ferry crash rescue efforts, says academic

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... at flood tide hindered the work of the rescue crew. Public ferry Sea Smooth and Hongkong Electric motor launch Lamma IV collided off Lamma Island on October 1, claiming 39 lives. "[The day ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma IV captain had 30 seconds to avoid crash, says expert Nigel Pryke

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... that the Lamma IV then began to tilt and quickly sank. Sea Smooth continued to sail to the Yung Shue Wan pier in Lamma as water began to flood in, the commission heard. The hearing continues on Monday. ...



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