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  1. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Marine Department officers were not alert in Lamma IV checks

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Ferry's missing watertight door went unnoticed due to human error, admits Marine Department Marine Department officers failed to detect a missing watertight door on the Lamma IV because they were not alert enough and failed to communicate, its lawyer admitted yesterday. The missing door caused three compartments of the vessel to flood and contributed to the rapid sinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188658/marine-department-officers-were-not-alert-lamma-iv-checks
  2. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma ferry disaster: Hong Kong lacks marine training, says union chief

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Maritime leader calls for a mandatory lookout on passenger vessels, as inquiry draws to a close A trade union chief yesterday criticised a lack of training in the local marine industry ... or for those wanting to advance to coxswain. "The companies operating local vessels have repeatedly alerted the Marine Department in the last few years about the lack of provision of training ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1186583/lamma-ferry-disaster-hong-kong-lacks-marine-training-says-union-chief
  3. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV passed marine department safety test despite inaccurate data

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... by the Marine Department in 1996. Lo also admitted that "the mistake" was carried over onto two subsequent stability reports when lead ballasts were added to the aft of the hull in 1998. The same ballast was then raised by 10 inches in 2005 without anyone questioning it, including the Marine Department inspectors. The commission-appointed naval architect, Dr Anthony Armstrong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133219/lamma-iv-passed-marine-department-safety-test-despite-inaccurate-data
  4. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Four approvals despite lack of lifejackets

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Marine Department surveys from 2007 gave the OK to Lamma IV although the inspections showed there were not enough safety devices The Lamma IV was approved by Marine Department surveys at least four times since 2007, even though inspections showed there were not enough lifejackets on board, the commission of inquiry heard yesterday. Marine law requires ships to carry one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143911/four-approvals-despite-lack-lifejackets
  5. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV Disaster Inquiry: 'I thought we had enough safety facilities'

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... every seat of the vessel," Tang Wan-on, who is now Hongkong Electric's marine manager, said. "The number of lifejackets on board was much higher than the requirement ... perfectly". Tang held the position of marine officer at the time of the October 1 National Day tragedy, in which 39 people died. Tang told the inquiry that he did not inform his colleagues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143352/lamma-iv-disaster-inquiry-i-thought-we-had-enough-safety-facilities
  6. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Ballast made Lamma IV 'sink like Titanic'

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Pryke, another marine expert, proposed that investigation and prosecution units be separated from the Marine Department, as international practice recommended those be independent from any party involved in marine accidents. Noting that only four coxswains were fined HK$1,000 to HK$15,000 in 11 recent high-speed collisions, Pryke said investigations should go beyond looking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1183827/ballast-made-lamma-iv-sink-titanic
  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV would not sink, based on calculations: Ex-ship surveyor

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Ferry safe from going under even if two sections flooded, says ex-Marine Department ship surveyor who vetted vessel’s design The Lamma IV ferry should not have sunk even if two of its below-deck compartments were flooded, a retired Marine Department ship surveyor yesterday told the commission of inquiry into its October 1 capsize. But the commission had earlier heard three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129609/lamma-iv-would-not-sink-based-calculations-ex-ship-surveyor
  8. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Sea Smooth’s late turn made in panic: expert

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... the owner of Lamma IV, Hongkong Electric, for deploying an employee, Lai Ho-yin, who had no maritime experience, to make up the crew of four, as required by Marine Department. He said ... at high speed," he said. He also proposed that vessels carrying more than 100 passengers should be equipped with radars and very high frequency radio to communicate with the Marine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180396/sea-smooths-late-turn-made-panic-expert
  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV's cut light wires pose questions at inquiry

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... been found cut. But it was unclear if the wires had been severed during the rescue operation. Johnny Mok Shiu-luen SC said that the police and the Marine Department, which he represents, had ... and the Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry's Sea Smooth catamaran on October 1 last year, in which 39 people died. The assistant director of the port control division at the Marine Department, Raymond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177236/lamma-ivs-cut-light-wires-pose-questions-inquiry
  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Missing life vests strike sad final note

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... is set to decide whether Marine Department officers made false statements about children's life vests on the sunken Lamma IV after it finished hearing evidence yesterday. It is now up ... from Marine Department officers which said Lamma IV was complying with the law. But lawyers for Hongkong Electric, owner of the vessel, have admitted there was not one children's life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1189384/missing-life-vests-strike-sad-final-note

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