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Boeing Jetfoil

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Queen's Pier concern group wants grading status vote

Monday, 21 May, 2007, 12:00am

Lai See

MUDDY WATERS

Transport delays are always vexing, but sometimes the excuses can be even more infuriating. In England, there was an outcry when 'leaves on the track' was cited as the cause of train delays. For polluted Hong Kong, replace leaves with debris and trains with ferries.

13 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

200 stranded after jetfoil's engine fails

Tempers rise after some passengers on the Macau-bound vessel fall ill

More than 200 passengers were stranded on a jetfoil for 2.5 hours after it broke down in rough seas off Lantau yesterday.

Tempers rose when around 20 passengers were sick as the Macau-bound jetfoil Guia rolled and pitched. Many apparently failed to use travel sickness bags.

25 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Fatal leap from Macau jetfoil

A man died after jumping into the sea from a jetfoil travelling from Macau to Hong Kong at 6.20am. The man was picked up by a Government Flying Services helicopter and taken to Eastern Hospital, where he was certified dead.

31 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Rope found in engine of jetfoil that crashed in Macau

A 33-metre-long rope was found in the engine of a jetfoil involved in an accident in Macau on Friday which left 46 passengers and crew injured.

Most of the injured suffered minor cuts and bruises when the jetfoil stopped suddenly off Taipa Island en route to Hong Kong. Only one of the injured, a man from Hong Kong, is in hospital in Macau.

6 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

233 towed to safety after jetfoil fire

A Hong Kong-bound jetfoil was forced to return to Macau yesterday after its engine caught fire.

5 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Five held in Macau car chase

Macau police arrested five Hong Kong men, two of them reportedly convicted triads, after a high-speed car chase. The chase began when police tried to check the car outside the jetfoil terminal at 2am. Several police cars gave chase and a constable on patrol near the Macau Forum fired a warning shot after the suspects allegedly tried to run him over. The suspects then pulled over.

19 May 2000 - 12:00am

Stand-off over troubled jetfoil journey

Thirty jetfoil passengers refused to get off and eight were taken to hospital after a nightmare trip from Macau early yesterday.

4 May 1999 - 12:00am

Coroner pleads for better jetfoil safety

A coroner called for improved safety measures on jetfoils after recording a verdict of accidental death in the case of a 77-year-old passenger who was killed in a collision which also left 120 injured.

Wan Yuen-lan was airlifted from the vessel but died in hospital two days later.

13 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Protest at jetfoil sackings

More than 40 Far East Jetfoil cabin attendants who claim they were sacked for involvement in union activities staged a sit-in at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal yesterday.

The demonstration followed the decision by the company on Tuesday to scrap its night service section, comprising 44 cabin attendants.

25 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Too little care blamed as boat accidents rise

Boat masters must be more careful, the Marine Department chief said yesterday after revealing that accidents increased by four per cent last year.

Marine Director Tsui Shung-yiu said carelessness was behind the majority of accidents, which rose to 364 from 349 in 1997.

16 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Passing on the wet blanket Did anyone notice anything strange about the June 4 vigil in Victoria Park in commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre? Organisers estimated 40,000 people had turned out, despite the atrocious weather.

7 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Passengers still waiting for official explanation

I was also a passenger on the Flores jetfoil which crashed more than two weeks ago and as I had to be admitted to hospital subsequently, I am keenly interested in the circumstances which surround the incident.

27 May 1998 - 12:00am

Toeing a smelly line

We thought the MTR was a facility for transporting the public. Seems we were wrong. Some people consider it just the place to carry out practices more in keeping with those confined to the bathroom.

17 May 1998 - 12:00am

Jetfoil safety fears

I regularly visit Macau for the weekend and always travel by jetfoil, because the alternatives are beyond my budget or make me feel ill. However, on my last journey to Macau on Friday, May 1, on the 2.30pm sailing, I was disturbed to find that there were no seatbelts in either of the seats assigned to me and my husband in the jetfoil's economy class.

11 May 1998 - 12:00am

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