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  1. Comment - Letters

    Higher standards needed to make city waters safer

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... harbour, and many more ship, ferry, and vessel movements, but without any of the vigilance or restrictions that have maintained the safety on our roads. The time has passed when we can let various ... and be responsible for the safety of those who use our coasts, rivers, shores and seas, whether it is paddling, rowing, sailing, skiing, or motoring. If you are interested in donating time and/or resources ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Questions raised over smoke alarms on ferries blocked by smokers

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... up ferry alarms in new safety scare A new safety scare has hit ferries to outlying islands: passengers are covering up smoke alarms in toilets on board so they can have a sneaky smoke. Less ... but important safety enquiry," Wergin said. The spokeswoman said First Ferry could only remind their crew members to carry out more frequent inspections and to ensure all smoke detectors were ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Swimming lesson lottery 'must end'

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Forcing children to wear life jackets on ferries is not the best solution, says lifeguards' union chief- teach them basic water skills instead Lottery to win swimming lessons Government-subsidised swimming lessons are so in ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Alarm system would have saved leisure boat, marine expert says

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... stakeholders in the industry on the installation of AIS," a Marine Department spokeswoman said. "Our regulatory regime for marine safety will be closely examined and we will follow up ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Life jackets on ferry were indeed hard to access

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Life jackets far too tricky for comfort Complaints by passengers on board the Sea Smooth that their life jackets were hard to get to and difficult to put on have been confirmed after an investigation by the Sunday Morning ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tragic ferry collision becomes sad lesson in safety

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... SCMP Editorial Tragedy's sad lesson in safety Grief hangs over our city as heavily today as when first we learned of the terrible loss of life in the collision of the Lamma IV ... loved ones so cruelly taken. But, while it is an occasion for togetherness and respect, it also has to be a reminder of our obligation to ensure the safety of ourselves and one another. Although ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Tighter ferry safety laws in wake of tragic crash

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... disaster, Liu said. "The investigation will focus on whether the crew acted against regulations, the structure of the vessels and whether the safety equipment had anything inappropriate." ... the captain's supervision. The marine chief also said the department had been inspecting other vessels following the tragedy, to check for any breaches of safety regulations. Meanwhile, at least six ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA TRAGEDY

    Lamma ferry inquiry report blasts Marine Department

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 05:37pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The government department responsible for shipping and vessel safety needs an urgent overhaul, investigation of collision concludes Inquiry report ... of the department to lead the reforms. Director of Marine Francis Liu Hon-por said the department had appointed foreign experts to review its inspection procedures and compare safety regulations with those ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Keep Hong Kong seas safe and open

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... and commerce Keep ourseas safe and open The Lamma ferry tragedy should be an occasion not just for looking at maritime safety but for planning the better use of Hong Kong's waters for commercial ... of maritime commerce and recreation. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Report warns of increased danger due to bigger, faster ferries

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... unpublished report was by Yip Tsz-leung, associate director and co-founder of the CY Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies. He said the trend for faster, bigger ferries meant that when ... people had become complacent and were less vigilant about safety measures, such as knowing where lifejackets were located. A Marine Department spokeswoman said there was no "clear, upward ...




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