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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Final statements in Lamma ferry inquiry delivered

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

    ... Paul Shieh Wing-tai SC says crews of both the Lamma IV and Sea Smooth had not kept a proper look-out The lack of proper lookout or the possibility of “reckless gambling” in the form ... 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Absence of watertight door common cause of sinkings

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 04:09pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... The absence of watertight doors in ships has caused at least 2,500 deaths in seven notable sea tragedies over the past 100 years, the Lamma disaster inquiry was told on Wednesday. Dr ... the flooding of three compartments, contributing to the speedy sinking of the vessel, the commission heard earlier. Thirty-nine people died when the Lamma IV collided with the Sea Smooth on October 1. ...

  3. 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. ... by experience,” he said. Many seats became detached from the deck of the Hongkong Electric boat Lamma IV after the collision with the ferry Sea Smooth off Lamma Island on October 1, trapping passengers ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Questions over whether Lamma IV was under-manned

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

    ... on board when it collided with the ferry Sea Smooth off Lamma Island on October 1 last year. Richard Zimmern, for the owner and crew of Sea Smooth, said it was an offence under the Merchant ...

  5. 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 ... Sea Smooth – was still renewed in 2009, when there were only three crew members instead of four performing the drills during an inspection, he said he had no recollection. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    More questions over missing watertight door on Lamma IV

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

    ... with the public ferry Sea Smooth off Lamma Island. So far, no officers have said they recalled noticing the missing door that was in the original plans for the vessel. Counsel for the commission Roger ...

  7. 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

    ... of damage caused in the collision between the boat and ferry Sea Smooth. On Friday Louk said the inspections known as hull gauging were not required until eight years after the Lamma IV was built ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY INQUIRY

    Weight of 'two adults' could dislodge seats in Lamma IV

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 04:14pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... inspected the lifejackets under the seats of Lamma IV, the Hongkong Electric launch that sank after colliding with the public ferry Sea Smooth. He found the jackets were put in tied garbage bags ...



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