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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Magazines - Style - FASHION

    7 Things To Pack for Paris Fashion Week

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:15am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen STYLE travels to Paris for Fashion Week. Now see what essentials we are packing for the trip. See the shows and access the backstage via STYLE’s Facebook and Instagram. Stella McCartney: Statement sweatshirt that goes with everything. Alexander Wang: Utilitarian jacket with a pop of colour. Eddie Borgo: Edgy and feminine accessories are our go-to pieces.   Pierre Hardy: ...

  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

    Marine inspectors should have checked life jackets, lifebuoys

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 03:00pm by 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 expert told ... submitted to the department. The drawing for Lamma IV showed a watertight door, which was missing on the boat, he noted. Surveyors and inspectors should have checked the number of life jackets ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY INQUIRY

    No jackets so children had to use life raft

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

    ... there were no life jackets for children on the Lamma IV, which sank last year killing 39 people, including eight children, but he believed they could use the vessel's life raft in an emergency. ... on the National Day fireworks-viewing voyage that ended in a collision with the public ferry Sea Smooth. Asked why the company did not arrange any children's life jackets, he said: "A life raft ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ferry firms face month wait on life jackets after Lamma crash

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

    ... Ferry firms face month's wait for deliveries, as operators try to boost safety after Lamma crash Ferry companies have experienced difficulties in securing new life jackets due ... the accident, deliveries could be made in half the time, they said. "Life jackets have become a hot item after October 1," a spokesman for New World First Ferry said. First Ferry said it had ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Life jackets on ferry were indeed hard to access

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

    ... Complaints by passengers on board the Sea Smooth that their life jackets were hard to get to and difficult to put on have been confirmed after an investigation by the Sunday Morning Post ... of life jackets. On Friday, the Post took a Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry vessel to Lamma - one exactly the same as the Sea Smooth. The life jacket was located under the seat. You had first to get ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - GET THE LOOK DENIM JACKET

    Get the look: denim jacket

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Blue Carreon lifestyle@scmp.com The denim jacket is one of those pieces of clothing that relies heavily on the whims of fashion. One season it is the hottest thing there ever was. A couple of seasons later it is tired and clichéd. This is unlike, say, a navy jacket, which is seasonless and a true staple. And this season, the fashion winds are blowing in its favour, as it gets a serious ...




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