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  • Sep 19, 2014
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Ferry companies shouldn't be subsidised while they burn dirty fuel

Hong Kong Pollution Watch (HKPW) has submitted a formal objection to the proposal to build additional pier floors at Central Piers Nos 4, 5 and 6, which was due to be discussed at the Legislative Council Panel on Transport yesterday.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 2:53am

Ferry subsidies to push rents up further

I am a former resident of Cheung Chau. We moved there in the early 1980s as a low-rent refuge from a bear market so severe that even some stockbrokers, as I was then, had trouble affording Mid-Levels rents.

23 May 2013 - 4:27am 7 comments

DB residents on warpath over ferry fare rise

Discovery Bay residents yesterday protested against a 9.5 per cent ferry fare increase approved by the Transport Department against their objections.

12 May 2013 - 7:55am 1 comment

Discovery Bay ferry fares to rise 9.5pc from May 12

Under the new fares, adult Octopus card users travelling between Central and Discovery Bay would be charged HK$37 for each day ride, up from the current HK$33.80. Children, pupils under 18 who live there, and the elderly would pay HK$18.5 per ride, up from HK$16.90. At night, adults would pay HK$52.70, up from HK$48. Children, students and the elderly would pay HK$33.80, up from HK$31.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am 1 comment

Skipper's radar alert before crash

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.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

Lamma ferry disaster: Hong Kong lacks marine training, says union chief

A trade union chief yesterday criticised a lack of training in the local marine industry and long working hours in some ferry companies.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am

Briefs, February 17, 2013

A naked woman's body was found yesterday beneath a Cotai Water Jet ferry just off West Kowloon. A staff member on the catamaran called police at about 8am telling them a human leg was being sucked into the vessel's engine. 

17 Feb 2013 - 5:23am

Letters to the Editor, February 17, 2013

The Environmental Protection Department's fluorescent lamp recycling programme provides public collection points for old fluorescent bulbs, although the container does not cater to longer tubes that some households, like my own, use.

17 Feb 2013 - 1:59am

City Digest, December 31, 2012

Macau officials said a woman, 60, and a man, 39 - the last of 26 patients hospitalised after a ferry bound for Hong Kong hit a buoy - have been discharged.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

26 injured as Macau ferry hits buoy

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.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 1 comment