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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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