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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tourists in Andaman Islands boat capsize tragedy had no life jackets

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi At least 21 killed and 29 rescued after vessel- reportedly with no life jackets and filled over capacity- capsizes near Andaman Islands Tourists in boat capsize tragedy had no life jackets An overcrowded tourist boat which capsized off India's Andaman Islands with the death of 21 people was not carrying life jackets and rescuers did ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Most ferry operators found to observe life jacket rules a year after tragedy

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND DANNY LEE

    ... to observe life jacket rules Ferries serving most routes checked by the South China Morning Post are complying with the law by providing enough life jackets for adults and children. Of the 10 ferries Post reporters travelled on, nine had life jackets available and within easy reach of passengers. On the other, a small kaito service between Cheung Chau and Sai Wan, no life jackets could ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Lamma IV life jackets didn't meet international standard

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 07:40pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Lace-up life jackets, such as those available aboard the Lamma IV vessel involved in the National Day ferry disaster, did not comply with standards ... difficulties donning life jackets after their ferry collided with another ferry, the Sea Smooth, off Lamma Island. Some said the laces were so long they got entangled in the railings during evacuation. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Inspector insists Lamma IV had enough life jackets

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 04:49pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... A ship inspector from the Marine Department insisted the Lamma IV had the required number of life jackets, including those for children, onboard when the ferry was inspected over the two ... of the ferry. Wong Kam-ching, senior ship inspector, who inspected Lamma IV in May last year, said he had personally counted 232 life jackets onboard the Lamma IV – the number of persons allowed ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA TRAGEDY

    Life jacket law ignored for 4 years

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Ferry operators' objections to providing a life jacket for every adult and some for children led to an amnesty that only ended after 39 people died The Marine Department never fully enforced a 2008 law increasing the number of life jackets on boats for both adults and children until after 39 people died in the Lamma ferry tragedy, it emerged at the commission of inquiry ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    No life jackets found on Lamma ferry victims, rescue divers recall

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:50pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Three bodies retrieved by police divers in the Lamma ferry rescue operation were not wearing life jackets, a commission of inquiry heard on Thursday ... display on October 1 last year. None wore life jackets. Diver 1 recalled his discovery of Chan: “Her jacket was caught by the ceiling. I had to cut it apart.” The hearing continues. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Marine inspectors should have checked life jackets, lifebuoys

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 03:00pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Marine department officials should have noticed there were too few life jackets and lifebuoys on Lamma IV when they inspected the ship before the October 1 collision, a naval ... jackets and lifebuoys on the ship, Armstrong said. Thirty-nine people died in last year’s collision between the vessels Lamma IV and Sea Smooth. On Wednesday Armstrong told the commission ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FERRY INQUIRY

    No jackets so children had to use life raft

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com General manager says there was also an unfair increase in the Lamma IV's crew requirement from the Marine Department No jackets so children had to use rafts A senior Hongkong Electric executive said yesterday he knew there were no life jackets for children on the Lamma IV, which sank last year killing 39 people, including eight children, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ferry firms face month wait on life jackets after Lamma crash

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... experienced difficulties in securing new life jackets due to rising demand after a fatal collision at sea last month, operators say. There is a wait of at least a month before suppliers can fulfil orders placed after the National Day crash. Before the accident, deliveries could be made in half the time, they said. "Life jackets have become a hot item after October 1," a spokesman ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Life jackets on ferry were indeed hard to access

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Life jackets far too tricky for comfort Complaints by passengers on board the Sea Smooth that their life jackets were hard to get to and difficult to put ... 47, and their 15-month-old daughter- both criticised the provision of life jackets. On Friday, the Post took a Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry vessel to Lamma- one exactly the same as the Sea ...




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