31 injured in Hong Kong ferry crash

2013-04-05 21:24
(Picture: AP)

(Picture: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Hong Kong - Thirty-one people were injured in a collision between a passenger ferry and another vessel off Hong Kong island late on Friday, police said, in the latest accident to hit the city's frenetic waters.

"The ferry crashed with another ship. Right now the injured people have been transported to the dock," a police spokesperson said, adding that 11 of the injured had been admitted to hospital.

The ferry, which was bound for the island of Cheung Chau, reached its destination but police were unable to provide details about the status of the other vessel, thought to be a barge.

Thirty-eight people were killed and scores injured when a ferry collided with a pleasure boat in October, Hong Kong's worst maritime disaster in 40 years which raised questions about safety in one of the world's busiest harbours.

Researchers say that while it remains one of the world's safest ports, increased vessel traffic and risks associated with land reclamation works along the harbour front call for urgent government attention.

A government report into the October collision, which occurred near Lamma Island, is due later this month.

Read more on:    hong kong  |  maritime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.