HK firm says ferry in tragedy passed inspection

October 3, 2012 • Business

Relatives of the victims cry Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 as they pay tribute to the ill-fated people aboard a boat that sank Monday night near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island. The boat packed with revelers on a long holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank off Hong Kong, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens, authorities said. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

HONG KONG (AP) — The company that owns the ferry involved in one of Hong Kong’s deadliest accidents in decades said Wednesday it passed an inspection just last month, though authorities have offered no explanation about how two boats collided on a clear night in one of the safest and most regulated waterways in Asia.

Police have arrested seven crew members from both boats, including the captains, on suspicion of operating the vessels unsafely but have not elaborated on their actions in Monday Login to read more

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