Captain jailed over ferry disaster

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Published: Monday 16th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A Hong Kong ferry captain has been jailed for eight years over the death of 39 people in the city’s biggest maritime disaster in decades.

A judge handed down the sentence to Lai Sai-ming after his conviction for manslaughter and endangering the safety of others at sea, news reports said.

The captain of the other boat involved in the 2012 collision, Chow Chi-wai, was given a nine-month sentence. He was cleared of manslaughter but convicted of endangering others at sea.

All of those killed, including eight children, and most of the nearly 100 injured were aboard Chow’s boat.

Published: Monday 16th February 2015 by The News Editor

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