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  • Dec 21, 2014
  • Updated: 1:41am


Skipper's radar alert before crash

The damaged ferry at Cheung Chau pier. Photo: Martin Williams

The ferry that collided with a barge in thick fog on Friday night, leaving 39 people injured, did see a vessel on its radar but the crew are believed to have underestimated its length.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 5:28am

Transport boost needed to handle Yangtze growth

More investment in road, railway and barge networks along the Yangtze River needs to take place to cope with the swift pace of manufacturing and development in the west of the mainland, logistics experts say.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Workers fail to remove barge hit by storm

Workers yesterday failed to remove a damaged barge that came adrift off Tseung Kwan O and slammed into a sea wall next to a residential estate in Chai Wan during Typhoon Nesat on Thursday.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Another body found at Tung Lung shipwreck site

One more body, believed to be one of the six mainland crew members missing after a barge collided with a ship on Tuesday, was found yesterday, taking the death toll to three.

Divers found the body of a man in the living quarters of the sand barge wreckage. It sank off Tung Lung Island to the east of Hong Kong early Tuesday.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Two die as sand barge hits ferry

At least two people were killed and eight injured when a catamaran from the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui collided with a vessel last night in a Guangzhou port.

A spokesman from the Marine Department said both those killed were expatriates and that all the injured were admitted to hospitals.

6 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

A timeline of events in the Andaman Sea

Accounts given by multiple sources to authorities, the Sunday Morning Post and other media indicate that in December, the Thai military set groups of Rohingya refugees adrift in unpowered boats on at least two occasions. Of the 992 people thought to have been cast adrift, some 538 people are missing or dead.

18 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Londoners look to 'make do and mend' mantra of wartime years


3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The best of both worlds

Local yacht-maker Bart Kimman's big dream is about to be realised. He's always loved living on the water but also fancies a high-ceiling New York-style loft. So he's combined the two. With architect Pierre Maciag, they designed something called the Loft Barge, a large steel houseboat with a 6-metre-high ceiling. He unveiled his grand plan at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on Friday.

12 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Man killed in harbour collision

A 60-year-old fisherman was killed and his son injured when they were thrown into Victoria Harbour after their fishing boat crashed into an oil barge yesterday.

In another accident, the driver of a goods van died after a collision with a car at a junction in Fo Tan before dawn yesterday.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Ship check uncovers record $34m haul of clothing fakes

A record $34 million haul of clothing bearing false labels of origin has been seized from a ship in Victoria Harbour.

2 May 2002 - 12:00am

Masked men flee with cash and phones after raiding oil barge

Four masked men made off with $130,000 and four mobile phones from an oil barge after tying up three crewmen at gunpoint early yesterday.

29 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Source of SOS signal sought

The Marine Department was last night checking with a shipping company in Singapore to find out whether an emergency radio signal it received on Saturday came from the company's missing tugboat and barge.

The move came after a three-day air search for a vessel in international waters about 190 nautical miles east of Waglan Island ended yesterday afternoon.

13 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Oil barge crewmen robbed

Crewmen from two floating refuelling stations were robbed within 12 hours of each other yesterday.

The first incident occurred when four men carrying two choppers climbed on board an oil barge anchored off Waglan Island at about 1am. Two crewmen were resting in the wheelhouse at the time.

10 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Seaman dies after mainland barge capsizes

A seaman died and another had to swim to safety early yesterday when a mainland barge toppled over after spilling its cargo of 37 containers into the sea off Tsing Yi.

25 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Wooden cargo falls overboard in choppy seas

Wooden boards fell off a mainland cargo vessel into the harbour yesterday amid strong winds and choppy waters.

About 50 chipboard sections - each about 1.35 by 2.4 metres - fell off the Cheng Zhan near Stonecutters Island about 2pm.

9 Nov 1998 - 12:00am