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  1. Appeal court cuts sentences for deadly ship crash

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... seamen on board the oil rig supply ship Neftegaz-67 died when it capsized and sank after it collided with the larger dry cargo bulk carrier Yao Hai near the Brothers Islands off Lantau on March ... court. This was a reference to the submission by defence counsel that trial judge Madam Justice Susana D'Almada Remedios had erred in her construction and interpretation of six areas ...

  2. Construction worker who forced girlfriend to drink bleach jailed

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu A man who locked his girlfriend in their flat for 10 hours, stripped and beat her, and made her drink bleach was jailed for 16 months yesterday. The victim, who escaped serious injury, was rescued by police after a security guard found notes she threw from a window pleading for help. Ng Yu-kwan, a construction worker, pleaded guilty in the District Court to false ...

  3. Body found at construction site

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are investigating the death of a South Asian man whose half-naked body was found at a construction site in Yau Ma Tei yesterday. The man is believed to be aged between 20 and 30. Workers found the body on the second floor of a building under construction in Yau Cheung Road. Police said no suspicious wounds were found on the body and an autopsy would ...

  4. Construction firm director admits loan fraud

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former executive director of a failed construction company, Luen Cheong Tai International Holdings, yesterday admitted conspiring to deceive in securing a loan of more than HK$6 million. The District Court heard that Mak Kwun-yiu, 51, also falsified accounts to the tune of nearly HK$60 million from February 1, 2000, to June 2002. Sentencing will follow the trial ...

  5. Workers die at two construction sites

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Two workers died within six hours of one another yesterday in separate incidents. One, a 54-year-old man, passed out at a Nathan Road building site in Tsim Sha Tsui, police said. He was declared dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 8.56am. And ...

  6. Cargo ship seized in US$1.2m dispute freed

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes yesterday freed a dry cargo ship that had been under arrest since Christmas Day in a dispute over a charter hire agreement involving more than US$1.2 million. The 39,988 deadweight tonne dry cargo ship Jimrise, which is anchored near Lamma Island, is owned by Jimrise Shipping, but operations were managed by a mainland ...

  7. Two lose appeal over ship collision

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... life at sea dismissed yesterday by the Court of Appeal. Two others- a mainland ship captain and a second local pilot- had their convictions quashed. Yuriy Kulemesin and Tang Dock-wah were ... remain or be changed. Kulemesin, who was in charge of the oil rig supply ship Neftegaz-67 when it was hit by the dry-cargo ship Yao Hai near the Brothers islands on March 22, 2008, was jailed ...

  8. Construction firm agrees to pay off protesting bar benders

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee More than a dozen construction workers laid off last week by a subcontractor protested yesterday outside a building site in Sha Tin demanding unpaid wages and payment in lieu of notice. The protest ended in the afternoon when the contractor- Hsin Chong-Yau Lee Joint Venture- agreed to immediately pay November wages of all 57 workers who had been laid off. The protesters ...

  9. Rooftop protest targets construction firm

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun More than 20 construction contractors climbed on to the roof of Kwun Lung Lau estate in Kennedy Town at midday yesterday to protest against a construction firm that allegedly had owed them HK$3 million for two years. Some contractors clashed with workers renovating the building. The protest ended after police and firemen arrived. The Labour Department said the case ...

  10. Killing on ship 'was burial at sea'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A mainland civil servant accused of murdering his ex-wife by pushing her off a floating casino told police he had accidentally killed her while trying to stop her from committing suicide before pushing the body off the dec ...




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