Safety issue broader than just on water
The tragic deaths off Lamma Island and Shek O beach should act as a reminder to all agencies concerned with public safety of their unique responsibility.
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.