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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    First civil suit filed over Lamma ferry tragedy that killed 39 people

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... for "personal injury, loss and damages sustained in connection with the two marine vessels' collision … on October 1, 2012", the writ says. It does not explain in what capacity Mak is entitled ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... that the vessel needs at least four crew members to operate, could not be taken as a notice to the owner. The Marine Department had never issued a notice to inform the owner of how many crew members were ... last year, the Marine Department charged Lamma IV owner HK Electric with not having sufficient qualified crew members on board the vessel at the time of the accident. The power firm ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Judge overturns HK Electric conviction over 2012 Lamma ferry crash

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JULIE CHU

    ... Koo Man-cheung, 24, died in the sinking, refused to comment on the case, saying the main issue was still how the Marine Department could have issued a license to the Lamma IV. "We heard from the inquiry hearing that the vessel was not fit to sail," Cheng said. "The problem is not about how many crew members were on board but how come the Marine Department issued ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    New era of marine safety needed

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 03:25am

    ... Ensure new era of safety is monument to Lamma ferry dead The Marine Department is facing a rough time in the wake of the Lamma ferry tragedy. There is no doubt lessons are learned, procedures are tightened, and rightfully demands for more resources are formulated. However, all those professionally involved in safety know that no matter how strictly one regulates or polices ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY TRAGEDY

    Results of marine bureau inquiry into Lamma ferry tragedy to be kept secret

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:17am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Results of marine bureau inquiry to be kept secret The results of an internal marine department disciplinary investigation sparked by the Lamma ferry ... proceedings against the government. Last month, the families filed a police report alleging marine department officials were criminally liable for the tragedy. To said they would meet with police ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Marine Department officials criminally liable in Lamma ferry crash, say families

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com They say Marine Department officials can be held criminally responsible for the tragedy Angry families go to police over Lamma crash The families of those who died in last year's Lamma ferry disaster filed a police report yesterday alleging Marine Department officials were criminally liable. They took the action amid frustration over ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Must tragedies, like last year's marine disaster, be our teacher?

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by XIANG WEI

    ... by a committee of inquiry into the accident are being challenged in court. Another government probe into the responsibility of marine officials is still ongoing, with the pace and transparency ... of business as the new safety measures will increase costs and put extra burdens on the crew. It is disappointing that the Marine Department has yielded to the pressure and delayed the implementation ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Report into 2012 Lamma ferry tragedy is a job only half done

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Ferry report a job half done If the government probe into the 2012 Lamma ferry tragedy is to truly find out what went wrong with its marine enforcement and bring justice ... they know is that 17 Marine Department officials are suspected of misconduct. The government insists on withholding most details, saying full disclosure might prejudice any possible criminal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Lamma ferry disaster report shell-shocks Marine Department staff

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

    ... 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 ... the report had exposed some officers' "perfunctory and shiftless" work attitudes. Wong said that there might have been negligence when marine officers inspected the boat, but he ...




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