Eight people were injured when their speedboat rammed a buoy off Lamma Island early yesterday. The collision took place at about 2am, shortly after the nine-metre boat left Sok Kwu Wan pier for Aberdeen. All eight men on board were tipped into the sea when the boat capsized. 'A 35cm-wide hole was punched in its bow. The boat took on water very fast and then capsized,' Marine South divisional commander Superintendent Poon Tze-chung said. 'Eight men fell into the water. Two of them swam ashore and called police and the other six were picked up by a passing fishing boat,' he said. Speedboat owner Tam Wah-yau, 36, said the group had had dinner at the Yung Kee Restaurant and had then stayed talking. He said his seven friends included racehorse owners, doctors and lawyers. They were identified as Poon Wai-man, Poon Wing-shiu, Lee Wing-man, all 42, Chan Man-wai, 34, Kwok Chi-tong, 43, Chan Hoi-yin, 45, and Lau Wai-kit, 45. All eight complained of injuries. They were taken to Aberdeen Marine Police base by police launch and then to Queen Mary Hospital, where two were treated and discharged. The other six were in a stable condition. Mr Tam told police the buoy was not lit. However, a Marine Department spokesman said there were no crash marks on unlit buoys in the area. Marks were found on a lit buoy. The spokesman said the buoys were inspected regularly. The speedboat was towed to a shipyard in Aberdeen for repair.