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
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

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