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  1. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    Divers find more bodies in Korean ferry, amid fears others have drifted away

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:16am by AP

    ... the rooms and getting inside worked out in a short period of time," Ko said. The bodies of 236 victims have been retrieved, with 195 found inside the ferry and 41 found floating in the sea ... swept some bodies into the open sea. As a precaution, recovery workers put rings of netting around the site days ago. The relatives of the missing are insisting that all the bodies be recovered ...

  2. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    Death toll rises to 58 as divers find way into sunken South Korean ferry

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AGENCIES

    ... of experience at sea. He had been captaining ferries for 10 years by the time he was interviewed by the Jeju Today website in 2004, and said he had sailed on ocean freighters for 20 years before that. ...

  3. 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

    ... commissioner not to open an investigation?" To asked. "I think he had better shut up." The collision between the Lamma IV, a Hongkong Electric vessel, and the Sea Smooth ferry on October ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Challenge to 'unfair' Lamma ferry disaster findings

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan and Austin Chiu

    ... the judicial review could bring justice to him and his colleagues. Wong gave evidence to the inquiry, chaired by Mr Justice Michael Lunn, into the collision between the ferry Sea Smooth and Hongkong Electric launch Lamma IV on October 1 last year. Captains Chow Chi-wai, of Lamma IV, and Lai Sai-ming, of Sea Smooth, await trial on charges of manslaughter. In its report, released in April ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma trip that shattered mum's life

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... the next day, but it was another 12 hours before they heard that their daughter, too, had died. Chan was angry Hongkong Electric arranged a religious ritual at sea with the old and shaky Lamma II, sister ship of Lamma IV. Now the family is keeping a close eye on news from the continuing Commission of Inquiry into the disaster, hoping to learn the truth about what happened. "The sea ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Pain still runs deep over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... to terms with their loss. Tsui's sister-in-law and her younger son survived the disaster, in which Hongkong Electric's vessel Lamma IV and the Sea Smooth ferry operated by Hong Kong & ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Life jackets on ferry were indeed hard to access

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

    ... 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 Post ... of life jackets. On Friday, the Post took a Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry vessel to Lamma - one exactly the same as the Sea Smooth. The life jacket was located under the seat. You had first to get ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Alert system for senior officials under review after ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told legislators that she and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying learned of the sea collision only after the National Day fireworks display ended at 9.25pm. Public ferry Sea Smooth and Hongkong Electric motor launch Lamma IV collided at about 8.20pm and rescue boats arrived 15 minutes later. The accident killed 39 people, all from the stricken Lamma IV. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma IV engineer recalls final moments on doomed ferry

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... people died. But he was not sure that the boat in question was the Sea Smooth - which had just collided with Lamma IV. Leung said he walked to the wheelhouse to check the engine panel and keep ... But, within seconds, he felt the impact of the collision and fell to the deck, hurting his right hand. Charles Sussex SC, for the owner and crew of Sea Smooth, suggested that coxswain Chow ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Ferry inquiry to focus on role of both skippers as death toll rises to 39

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Simpson Cheung

    ... off their search for any more victims or survivors. The government said police investigations had accounted for all people on board the Lamma IV launch and the Sea Smooth ferry at the time ... far have shown that the two vessels were travelling at their normal operating speeds - 13 to 14 knots for the Lamma IV and more than 20 knots for the Sea Smooth - at the time of impact. ...




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