Hong Kong Ferry & Pleasureboat Collision Kills 38

MYsinchew
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Sea Smooth Ferry: Photo credit Wikipedia CCL

A Sea Smooth ferry collided with & sank the 'Lamma lV  in Hong Kong waters.

More than 120 passengers and crew were on the  Lamma IV, owned by the Hong Kong Electric Company, heading to watch a huge National Day fireworks display in Victoria Harbour when the collision occurred just off Lamma, an island to the west of Hong Kong.

The stricken Sea Smooth ferry limped to Lamma where its shaken but relatively unharmed passengers disembarked before it took on too much water from a hole in the  hull.

The passenger boat Lamma IV,  was towed to a beach to reveal a gaping hole in its stern where the Sea Smooth ferry had reportedly ploughed into it on Monday evening, causing the after part to fill with water within minutes.

Police arrested the captains of both vessels on Tuesday along with five crew. Six of the detainees were released on bail, and the ferry captain was to be released on bail later, according to the MYsinchew report.




 

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