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.

Francis Cheng Cho-ying. Photo: SCMP

Open deck on ill-fated ferry 'overcrowded'

The open deck of Hongkong Electric launch Lamma IV, which sank with the loss of 39 lives, was overcrowded on the night of the October 1 disaster, a senior company executive has admitted.