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  1. 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

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Safety officer on Lamma IV says lifejackets were plenty, but highlights failure on children's vests 'I thought we had enough safety facilities' The man responsible for evaluating safety on the Lamma IV ferry, on the night it sank, thought safety measures were adequate even though he knew it was not carrying children's life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143352/lamma-iv-disaster-inquiry-i-thought-we-had-enough-safety-facilities
  2. 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

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Evidence reveals the ill-fated Lamma IV passed a government safety test despite its manufacturer submitting inaccurate figures Inaccurate test data met safety standard The ill-fated Lamma IV ferry passed the government's safety test after its manufacturer submitted data from an inaccurate layout plan that showed six watertight compartments ...

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

    Ballast made Lamma IV 'sink like Titanic'

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

    ... safety, he outlined 59 suggestions. He said the number of children's life jackets stipulated in 2008 legislation - 5 per cent of the total number permitted on board - was not enough. The number should be at least 10 per cent, according to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. He also said the standard of life jackets should be outlined in law, ...

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

    'I was in a dire situation': Firefighter recalls dramatic rescue inside sinking Lamma ferry

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

    ... evidence showing that Marine Department's notices on safety regulation during firework displays had been served on Hongkong Electric's marine section over a number of years, but had never ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1123245/i-was-dire-situation-firefighter-recalls-dramatic-rescue-inside
  5. 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

    ... - and rejected the licence. "[The department] missed a golden opportunity. All these safety considerations have all been missed … Perhaps at great cost," he said. Shieh also said the crews ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188658/marine-department-officers-were-not-alert-lamma-iv-checks
  6. 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 captain to help with the lookout. In his second expert report, Pryke outlined a series of suggested improvements to harbour management and safety appliances. He said more training was required ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180396/sea-smooths-late-turn-made-panic-expert
  7. 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

    ... Chung Siu-man, yesterday spoke to the commission about the vessel traffic services system. The system monitors marine traffic and provides navigational safety. It raises collision alerts ...

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

    Sea Smooth coxswain: It was safe to not use the radar

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... and sailor Wong Tai-yau were arrested for endangering the safety of others at sea, the commission heard. It was not known what Lo was arrested for. Cheung Fook-chor, a former employee of Cheoy Lee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160371/sea-smooth-coxswain-it-was-safe-not-use-radar
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Open deck on ill-fated ferry 'overcrowded'

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... general manager of the generation division, said the power firm had in place safety rules that required two vessels to be deployed for trips to fireworks displays. Cheng was aware ... other people were standing. Cheng, who was testifying for the second day, said the company's safety rule was meant "to minimise risk" and had been in place since 2010, although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128866/open-deck-ill-fated-ferry-overcrowded

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