Lamma ferry crash

Thirty-nine people were killed when a boat owned by Hongkong Electric collided with a ferry off Lamma Island on October 1, 2012. The power firm was taking staff to see the National Day fireworks display in Victoria Harbour when disaster struck, plunging more than 100 people into the dark waters. It was the deadliest boat accident in Hong Kong in 40 years.

The upgraded traffic services system at the Marine Department in Sheung Wan. Photo: Edward Wong

New radar technology to boost Hong Kong boat safety

The Marine Department has updated vessel-tracking technology to improve safety in the harbour four years after the Lamma ferry disaster in a move which experts have decried as too little too late.

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