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Lamma ferry disaster

Lamma ferry disaster

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.

Judge overturns HK Electric conviction over 2012 Lamma ferry crash

A High Court judge has overturned the conviction of the owner of one of the boats involved in the 2012 Lamma Island ferry tragedy after finding there was not enough evidence to prove the vessel had insufficient crew.

Saturday, 12 July, 2014, 3:28am

HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

Lamma IV owner HK Electric argued that the prosecution heard evidence from only one passenger, who said the vessel had three crew members on board on October 1, 2012.

11 Jul 2014 - 11:27am 3 comments

Families set to sue to see government's internal report

Relatives of the 39 people killed in the Lamma ferry tragedy are preparing to sue the government for compensation - and the right to see in full a damning internal report into the disaster.

29 May 2014 - 4:16am

The politics of self-interest rules in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a problem with a dysfunctional political system. But a bigger obstacle to effective administration is the behaviour of the top ranks of an increasingly politicised bureaucracy.

4 May 2014 - 4:15am 9 comments

Relatives of victims of Lamma ferry disaster may get to read damning report

The government is considering allowing lawmakers and the families of victims of the 2012 Lamma ferry disaster to read its internal investigation report on the Marine Department - as long as they sign a confidentiality agreement.

3 May 2014 - 4:14am

Trust our jurors to do their job without prejudice

Trial by jury is a cherished feature of our criminal justice system. The use of ordinary people to decide the guilt or innocence of those facing serious criminal charges acts as a safeguard against abuse and involves the public in the trial process.

30 May 2014 - 7:01pm

It's time for the Hong Kong government to take a tough line on Lamma ferry tragedy

Since the people of Hong Kong have demanded compensation, retribution and high standards of accountability of Philippine authorities over the Manila hostage crisis, we should apply the same standards and outrage to those responsible for the Lamma ferry crash.

29 Apr 2014 - 4:21am 9 comments

Releasing full report into Lamma ferry tragedy a threat to justice, says Keith Yeung

The chief prosecutor has broken his silence to defend the government's refusal to release much of a report into the 2012 Lamma ferry tragedy, saying full disclosure may pose a "serious risk" to criminal justice.

28 Apr 2014 - 11:34pm 9 comments

Retired judge William Waung Sik-ying backs full release of Lamma ferry disaster report

A retired High Court judge believes victims and relatives of those killed in the Lamma ferry tragedy could demand the full release of a report into the disaster by launching civil proceedings against the government.

28 Apr 2014 - 8:07am 6 comments

'Trust in transport chief was misplaced'

Families whose loved ones were among the 39 passengers who died in the ferry collision said they were disillusioned by transport minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung following the decision not to reveal parts of the Marine Department's internal report into the tragedy.

28 Apr 2014 - 6:05am 1 comment