Two ferries collided off Hong Kong in 1982 killing four and sending 82 
to hospital. Photo: PY Tang
Two ferries collided off Hong Kong in 1982 killing four and sending 82 to hospital. Photo: PY Tang

When two Hong Kong high-speed ferries collided and a captain was jailed for manslaughter, only for a UK court to quash his conviction

  • Two high-speed ferries, one bound for Macau, the other for Hong Kong, collided at full speed, killing four people and injuring more than 80
  • Both captains and deck officers were charged with manslaughter, but only one captain was found guilty, and the Privy Council in London quashed his conviction

Two ferries collided off Hong Kong in 1982 killing four and sending 82 
to hospital. Photo: PY Tang
Two ferries collided off Hong Kong in 1982 killing four and sending 82 to hospital. Photo: PY Tang
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