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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma IV sailor rescued man and wife, inquiry told

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

    ... after it went down. But he did not have enough time to put on his life jacket, which did not have enough buoyancy to support him. "At that time there was only one life jacket ... one jacket. "So we started to yell, and then a man came to us who gave us his jacket [which was] apparently newer than the one we had. He helped her up the Marine Department vessel, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Slow going on safety improvements a year after Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND THOMAS CHAN

    ... a law requiring all boats to have one life jacket for each passenger at its maximum capacity, and to have child-size life jackets equivalent to 5 per cent of capacity. The source said ... into account in determining the minimum safe number of crew. The name of the vessel should be printed on every life jacket and watertight doors with alarms must be fitted to the wheelhouse. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma coxswain says he wasn't told to give safety demonstration

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Rescue boat coxswain tells hearing he was not told to run through emergency procedures with passengers or ensure children wore life jackets The coxswain of a rescue boat in the Lamma ferry disaster was not advised to make sure all passengers on board were aware of the location of all life-saving devices, and the proper way to don a life jacket, the commission of inquiry ...



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