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26 injured as Macau ferry hits buoy

A young boy injured in the ferry collision is comforted aboard the Urzela. Photo: SMP

Passengers described a scene of chaos on board a high-speed ferry yesterday after it smashed into a marker buoy 15 minutes after setting off from Macau for Hong Kong. The crash left 26 people aged four to 60 injured - including nine Hongkongers.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 4:55am 1 comment

Call for more warnings around rock

More hazard warnings are needed around Adamasta Rock in the middle of a busy shipping channel in Hong Kong waters to alert passing vessels, an expert says.

The appeal comes as an 87-metre mainland river-trading vessel that ran aground on Adamasta Rock on May 8 is still stranded in the Adamasta Channel. The Marine Department says the ship's owner is organising the salvage plan.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Father and son flee boat blaze

A 42-year-old man and his son, 22, had to abandon their boat and jump into sea when the vessel, carrying a cargo of motorcycles, caught fire off Sai Kung early yesterday.

The pair initially fought the blaze with portable extinguishers when it broke out in the engine room of the 18-metre wooden vessel off Fan Tsang Chau at 3.30am.

1 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Revellers hurt as speedboat rams buoy

Eight people were injured when their speedboat rammed a buoy off Lamma Island early yesterday.

The collision took place at about 2am, shortly after the nine-metre boat left Sok Kwu Wan pier for Aberdeen.

All eight men on board were tipped into the sea when the boat capsized.

28 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Children injured as speedboat ploughs into buoy off Tai Tam

FIVE children and a helmsman, 34, were taken to Eastern Hospital after a speedboat rammed into a buoy off Tai Tam. The helmsman and a girl, 14, were in stable condition last night.

The remaining children, aged between five and 12, were treated and discharged. They were rescued by two passing pleasure boats.

22 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Crew 'panicky, uninformed' after ferry hit buoy

The crew of a ferry was accused yesterday of panicking and being uninformed during an accident on Monday.

A Hongkong & Yaumati Ferry Company catamaran carrying 112 passengers and four crew members hit a buoy off Green Island and began taking in water on its way to Cheung Chau and Mui Wo, Lantau Island.

4 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Marine police launch inquiry after vessel is sunk by buoy

MARINE police were yesterday investigating the sinking of a $2.5 million high-speed police launch off the north of Lantau.

The Sea Spray catamaran, PL29, hit an unlit buoy south of The Brothers at about 9 pm on Friday. It sank despite furious attempts by other police launches to pump the water out.

A senior officer said the vessel took three hours to sink.

30 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Traffic buoys to be set up in harbour

TRAFFIC separation buoys are to be introduced into the harbour and the western fairway following a successful trial of a test buoy late last year.

Traffic congestion prompted the testing of a buoy off the New World Centre from August last year to separate traffic moving along the central fairway.

18 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Ferry suicide

AN elderly man was missing presumed drowned after he jumped from a Central to Cheung Chau ferry at about 7.30 pm. Crew on the Man Kwok threw life buoys into the sea, but a helicopter search failed to find the man.

7 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Sinking feeling over house dream

AN Australian spent yesterday afternoon salvaging what he could from his newly-bought boat, which was found almost entirely submerged off Middle Island the day before.

Jamie Pocknee, 31, bought the 60-year-old, 12-metre vessel for $10,000 last week and had planned to make the craft his new floating home.

2 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Move to curb 'cowboy coxswains'

MARINE Department officials are to consider prosecuting coxswains who do not follow the fairway rules in Victoria Harbour, pending a three-month trial of the first marking buoy laid yesterday.

The $160,000 Tsim Sha Tsui buoy was installed off the New World Centre as part of an effort to bring more order to the overcrowded and potentially dangerous Central fairway.

9 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Luxury yacht being damaged

THE captain of the luxury yacht owned by American multi-billionaire John Kluge has complained to the Marine Department that the special cargo buoy the vessel has been allowed to use is chipping the boat's paint work.

6 Jan 1994 - 12:00am