Saturday, 29 December 2012

26 injured in Macau-Hong Kong ferry collision - Channel NewsAsia

26 injured in Macau-Hong Kong ferry collision - Channel NewsAsia: HONG KONG: Twenty-six people were injured on Saturday in a collision between a Hong Kong-bound passenger ferry and a buoy in Macau, authorities said.It was initially reported that 27 people were injured.The ferry crashed into the buoy in Macau's Outer Harbour around 10 minutes after it left the ferry terminal at approximately 12:15 pm (0415 GMT), Macau Maritime Administration senior technical officer Lam Son told AFP.All of the injured were taken to a local hospital after the ship was towed back to the terminal, Lam said."It was said that the boat went off course, so it crashed into a buoy," Lam said, adding the ferry was not speeding and that the visibility was poor at only 0.8 nautical miles.

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