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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Judge overturns HK Electric conviction over 2012 Lamma ferry crash

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric wins appeal against ferry-crash fine A High Court judge has overturned the conviction of the owner of one of the boats involved in the 2012 Lamma Island ferry tragedy after finding there was not enough evidence to prove the vessel had insufficient crew. HK Electric, owner of the Lamma IV, had been fined HK$4,500 for having three qualified ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Damning report on the 2012 Lamma ferry disaster exposes possible crime

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by ADA LEE AND JOHNNY TAM

    ... of the "highest rank'' and said it had been turned over to the police for criminal investigation. Last night relatives of those who died in the tragedy on October 1, 2012, off Lamma Island ... their employers, Hongkong Electric and Hongkong and Kowloon Ferry subsidiary Island Ferry Company, were fined HK$4,500 and HK$5,000 respectively for breaching safety rules. Additional reporting by Ng ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Marine officials involved in Lamma ferry disaster will face criminal probe, says transport chief

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:59am by Ada Lee

    ... had been in place, the vessel would not have sunk so quickly off Lamma Island on October 1, 2012, soon after it collided with the ferry Sea Smooth. Those inspectors and surveyors made up ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Hong Kong government sets no timetable for Lamma sinking inquiry

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Johnny Tam and Tony Cheung

    ... anniversary Ferry sinking probe open-ended A year after a ferry collision off Lamma Island claimed 39 lives, the government has set no timetable for completing its investigation of the disaster, ... The two vessels' skippers are each charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, while their employers, Hongkong Electric and Hongkong and Kowloon Ferry subsidiary Island Ferry Company, were fined ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Relatives of Lamma boat victims slam government over '180 degree' turn

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan and Ng Kang-chung

    ... escape responsibility. The collision off Lamma Island on October 1 last year claimed 39 lives. The government ordered a commission of inquiry, which released a report in April sternly criticising ... The collision off Lamma Island, the worst maritime accident in Hong Kong since 1971, when a ferry sinking killed 88, involved a Hongkong Electric launch and a ferry operated by Hongkong and Kowloon ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Slow going on safety improvements a year after Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND THOMAS CHAN

    ... at sea The tragedy off Lamma Island a year ago today put the spotlight on a host of safety problems, poor practices at the Marine Department and an industry that failed to comply with the law. ... must be tightened - especially after the owners of the two ferries, Hongkong Electric and Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry subsidiary the Island Ferry Company, were fined just HK$900 and HK$5,000 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Marine chief Francis Liu apologises over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted May 27th 2013, 02:07pm by Johnny Tam

    ... and officially apologised yesterday for the Lamma Island ferry disaster, as the Transport and Housing Bureau took control of an inquiry into whether any government officials should be held responsible ... sank, and the Sea Smooth off Lamma Island.   Marine chief apologises over fatal collision ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma disaster victims' families publicise angry letter to CY Leung

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

    ... They slam Marine Department's failings and demand an independent probe Relatives of the Lamma Island ferry crash victims have publicised a letter they wrote to the chief executive, slamming the Marine Department for the accident and demanding an independent probe into its failings. The letter, dated May 8, was signed by about 25 relatives of the victims and addressed to Chief ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Families of Lamma ferry disaster victims blast 'bureaucratic' chief executive

    Posted May 15th 2013, 07:20pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Island on the evening of October 1. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma ferry victims' families not happy with marine head's apology

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jolie Ho and Stuart Lau

    ... People who lost loved ones in the October 1 Lamma Island ferry tragedy criticised as "belated, insincere and involuntary" the Marine Department chief's first public apology yesterday. One victim's relative, who requested anonymity, rejected Francis Liu Hon-por's apology, which he said was the result of political pressure. "He had the opportunity to do ...




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