35 injured in Hong Kong ferry collision

By James Griffiths, May 22, 2014

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35 people were injured Thursday when a ferry bound for Macau collided with a Chinese cargo ship off Hong Kong's Cheng Chau island, Bloomberg reports

The ferry, operated by Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Ltd., collided with the cargo ship at 10:55 p.m. yesterday after leaving Tsim Sha Tsui, a police spokeswoman said, asking not to be identified citing policy. The ferry had 162 people aboard and the cargo ship was carrying seven.

The police spokeswoman said authorities are investigating why the collision occurred. Calls to Hong Kong’s marine department before office hours weren’t answered.

No casualties were reported on the Chinese ship. Police are currently investigating the cause of the collision. 

In 2012, 38 people died when a ferry collided with a boat carrying Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) revelers. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in the city's history. 

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