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Passenger ship Lamma IV sank in Hong Kong

| Maritime News | 02/10/2012

Lamma IV   The passenger ship Lamma IV sank after collision with Hong Kong ferry in East Lamma Channel, Hong Kong. The coastal passenger ship was on drift for watching the National Day fireworks in Victoria Harbour, while the ship was hit by the ferry operating in the channel. The ferry was forced to maneuver in case to prevent collision with a cargo vessel, but was not able to escape from the accident with the passenger ship Lamma IV. The daily cruiser sank by stern with more than 120 passengers and 3 crew members on board. The local authorities reported that 36 people were dead in spite of the fast and accurate rescue operations. The water trap killed 28 passengers from the passenger ship, while 8 other died in the hospital later. The ferry has almost no damages and a few passengers were slightly injured after the accident.

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