ferry collision

Thirty injured as Cheung Chau ferry collides with barge

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

More than 30 people were injured when a passenger ferry collided with a barge as it approached Cheung Chau last night. At least three passengers on the New World First Ferry vessel sailing from Central to the island were seriously injured, the company told Cable TV. At least one of the injured was late last night being returned to the city for treatment.


Saturday, 6 April, 2013, 3:39am 6 comments

Tragic ferry collision becomes sad lesson in safety

Relatives of victims who died in the October 1 ferry collision throw paper offerings to mourn the dead from a boat at the site of the accident in Hong Kong on October 4, 2012. Photo: EPA

Grief hangs over our city as heavily today as when first we learned of the terrible loss of life in the collision of the Lamma IV pleasure boat and the passenger ferry Sea Smooth. We are in the midst of three days of mourning for the 38 victims, five children among them, uniting in sorrow for those injured and who have had loved ones so cruelly taken.

5 Oct 2012 - 11:25am 5 comments

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Seeking answers amid our sorrow over Lamma sea tragedy

Firemen inspect the back end of the badly damaged Lamma IV passenger boat, near Lamma island on October 3, 2012. Photo: AFP

A terrible tragedy has befallen Hong Kong, in the very waters that have made our city so great. Dozens of loved ones, friends and colleagues have been senselessly taken from us in Monday night's collision of two passenger boats off Lamma Island. Three days of official mourning begin tomorrow, but we have been grieving for the victims and their families since hearing of the catastrophe.

3 Oct 2012 - 6:01pm 1 comment