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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Questions over whether Lamma IV was under-manned

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 06:02pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... on board when it collided with the ferry Sea Smooth off Lamma Island on October 1 last year. Richard Zimmern, for the owner and crew of Sea Smooth, said it was an offence under the Merchant ... Questions were raised during the inquiry into the Lamma ferry collision on Friday whether the Lamma IV, which sank with the loss of 39 lives, was undermanned. The operating licence ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Islands hold key to education crisis

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to transport, Lamma is only 15 minutes from Aberdeen by ferry. Once you've factored in the new South Island MTR line, there is an interesting convergence of some really good things. When it comes ... Building schools on outlying islands can fix education woes Hong Kong is facing a crisis in primary education. No other topic has the ability to turn the faces of Hongkongers red ...

  3. News - World - SOLOMON ISLANDS

    Solomon Islands struck by 7.6 magnitude quake, tsunami warning dropped

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 01:26pm by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Powerful quake strikes Solomon Islands early on Sunday but not damage or injuries reported. Tsunami warning issued but later cancelled A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to determine if there was any serious damage or injuries. Government spokesman George Herming ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Lamma ferry disaster report shell-shocks Marine Department staff

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... and a launch off Lamma Island that killed 39 people said it was "astonished and deeply dismayed" to learn that the department had not fully enforced a key regulation concerning life jackets. ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Department 'shell-shocked' by report Morale among some Marine Department staff is so low after severe criticism of their role in the Lamma ferry ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    High Court adjourns ship surveyor's bid to overturn Lamma disaster findings

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 02:35pm by Austin Chiu

    ... will overturn the findings of a commission that investigated last year’s Lamma Island ferry disaster. In the Commission of Inquiry’s report on the disaster the now retired ship surveyor Wong Chi-kin, ... Sea Smooth and the Hongkong Electric launch Lamma IV on October 1 last year and left 39 passengers dead, was chaired by Mr Justice Michael Lunn. The former surveyor told the Court of First ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by MATTEO FAGOTTO

    ... Matteo Fagotto On the Indonesian island of Bangka, which provides 30 per cent of the world's tin- a vital component in the gadgetry few of us can do without- large-scale illegal ... of the Indonesian island of Bangka, dozens of ragtag, casually dressed young men are gathering around the small harbour, as they do every day, equipped only with a jerry can of fuel and a meagre lunch. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lamma IV owner fined just HK$900 for under-manned boat

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by THOMAS CHAN AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... crewing of Lamma IV Hongkong Electric was fined HK$900 yesterday for deploying three crew members instead of the required four on board the ill-fated Lamma IV, whose sinking on October 1 claimed ... contributed to the tragedy. In yesterday's hearing, the department took Hongkong Electric to court over its crew numbers. Eastern Court noted the Lamma IV was required to have at least four crew ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae species behind red tide linked to toxic fish

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... harmful to fish and the humans who eat them, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. Tests on samples taken by the department in the East Lamma Channel found that Prorocentrum ... by Marine Police in the East Lamma Channel, including waters off Cyberport and South Horizons, on Saturday. Tests showed the East Lamma Channel red tide was formed by algae species Pseudo-nitzschia ...

  9. Project 'threatens' Lamma marine life

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A huge property development planned for Lamma Island's southeastern coast could destroy one of the last remaining untouched marine ecosystems ... resources, but that even the slightest development would likely upset the undersea ecology. The green groups are urging the Town Planning Board to reject the proposal, named Baroque on Lamma ...


    Lamma power station's three chimneys cast long shadows

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... chimneys Lamma is used to the paradox: a pristine setting devoid of chain stores that also happens to be the site of a power station responsible for illuminating Hong Kong Island. To most of Lamma's residents, particularly those living in the settlement on the north, at Yung Shue Wan, Hongkong Electric has been little more than three tall chimneys. These dominate the island ...




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