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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Families of Lamma ferry disaster victims blast 'bureaucratic' chief executive

    Posted May 15th 2013, 07:20pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Families of the victims in last October’s Lamma ferry tragedy made public a letter criticising Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and other officials for not taking their concerns seriously. The families said they did so because Leung had been “bureaucratic” ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Skippers each face 39 counts of manslaughter

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... captain of Hongkong Electric's Lamma IV, and Lai Sai-ming, 55, captain of the Sea Smooth, operated by Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry, are each charged with 39 counts of manslaughter. Chow and Lai were represented by Gerard McCoy SC and Audrey Campbell-Moffat, respectively, in Eastern Court. The pair are accused of unlawfully killing 39 people by gross negligence. The victims died ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry crash captains charged with manslaughter

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

    ... Hong Kong police on Thursday charged two captains with manslaughter after a ferry collision last year that claimed 39 lives in the city’s worst maritime disaster in decades. The two men – Lai Sai-ming, the 54-year-old captain of the Sea Smootn, and Chow Chi-wau, the 56-year-old captain of the Lamma IV, were each charged with 39 counts of manslaughter and will appear ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Both Lamma ferry disaster captains broke rules, inquiry told

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... His report suggested that Sea Smooth captain Lai Sai-ming allegedly made seven breaches of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, while Chow Chi-wai, skipper of the Lamma IV, made three. A contributing factor was that Lai was alone on the bridge when the collision happened, having allowed three other crew members to take a rest without instructing them ...

  5. 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

    ... and not from Sea Smooth captain Lai Sai-ming. "I am sure everybody knows why," he said, without elaborating. Only one sailor from the four-person crew of Sea Smooth is understood to have testified to police. When asked outside the hearing why Lai did not, his lawyers refused to comment. "You will know later," one said. The commission scheduled for next month ...

  6. 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 Marine Department's Vessel Traffic Centre in Sheung Wan by radio. "My [vessel] collided with a Hongkong Electric vessel [near] the Lamma Patch," Captain Lai Sai-ming said ...



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