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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Report into Marine Department's role in Lamma ferry tragedy will go public one day

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:36pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Transport chief denies claims that Marine Department inquiry is to stay under wraps Ferry crash report 'will not remain a secret' The government's refusal to immediately release an internal report into the Marine Department's failings over the Lamma ferry tragedy would make it difficult for the victims' families to seek damages, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Ferry inquiry hears marine safety inspector testimony

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 07:48pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... The inquest into the National Day sea disaster continued on Thursday with a Marine safety officer answering questions on safety and the minimum required crew sizes for the ferries involved ... in 2008. Marine Department shipping safety officer Tam Yun-sing, who made the crew requirement change, said he had no recollection of why the change was made and that the reasons for the change ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Questions over whether Lamma IV was under-manned

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

    ... Shipping (Safety) Ordinance to under-man a ship. But Warren Li Kin-pong, senior marine officer of Marine Department, said the law did not apply to the Lamma IV. Roger Beresford, counsel ... Frances Lok, for the Department of Justice, said it was a new question and she would explore it. Marine Department surveyors, due to testify next week, might be able to answer the question, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Hull of Lamma IV found to be weaker in last inspection

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 04:41pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... The Marine Department found the hull plates of the sunken Lamma IV to be thinner than the design standard during an inspection in 2005 but the difference was regarded as being within ... An marine architect who checked the wreckage after the Lamma IV sank with the loss of 39 lives told the commission of inquiry earlier that the thinner plating might have contributed to the amount ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    More questions over missing watertight door on Lamma IV

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 03:46pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... A senior Marine Department ship surveyor was asked on Wednesday if the department’s officers were passing responsibility from one to the other over the October 1 sinking of the Lamma IV. The commission has been dealing with a missing watertight door in the aft bulkhead that an expert has said contributed to the swift sinking of the Hongkong Electric boat after its collision ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    No regulations for seat fixings on ferries, says ex-ship surveyor

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 03:41pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... A former government ship surveyor has told the commission of inquiry into the Lamma sea disaster that there is no specific regulation on how seats should be fixed to the deck of a boat. Wong Chi-Kin, retired Marine Department principal ship surveyor, told the inquiry on Thursday that regulations only required the seats to be properly fixed. “Ship inspectors would judge them ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Final statements in Lamma ferry inquiry delivered

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 09:05pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... on Monday. Paul Shieh Wing-tai SC said both the crew of Lamma IV and Sea Smooth had not kept a proper look-out, by eye or radar. He also slammed the Marine Department in his final submission ...



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