Lamma IV

Francis Liu Hon-por, director of the Marine Department, apologised over the Lamma IV tragedy. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong's maritime management all at sea

In spite of the importance for Hong Kong of its port and shipping centre roles, all is not well in the jurisdiction of maritime affairs. The attitude of the Marine Department to the Lamma IV disaster is extremely disturbing and cries out for independent investigation, not the light touch expected from fellow bureaucrats of the Transport and Housing Bureau.