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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  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

    Big bad wolf

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:58pm by JACQUELINE.TSANG

    ... Shirt. Price on request Shoes. Price on request PRADA Bag. Price on request Sunglasses HK$2,520   MISSONI Jacket HK$12,440 Trousers HK$7,830 COSTUME NATIONAL Shirt HK$1,750 BRUNO MAGLI Shoes HK$4,620 Bowtie. Stylist’s own   LOUIS VUITTON Jacket. Price on request Shirt. Price on request BURBERRY Pants. Price on request DIOR HOMME Tie HK$1,160 DSQUARED2 AT JOYCE Shoes HK$4,650 DAVID ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by STAFF

    ... Bubba now has two green jackets … It's crazy to think that you've won Bubba Watson speaking at the champion's press conference after winning his second Masters golf tournament ...

  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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