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Majority of 85 injured in HK ferry incident discharged from hospital

Majority of 85 injured in HK ferry incident discharged from hospital HONG KONG, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- A total of 66 injured people in a Hong Kong ferry incident have been discharged from the hospital as of noon on Friday, according to the press release from the ferry's owner Shun Tak company. Jetfoil "Madeira" departing Hong Kong for Macao at 1:00 a.m. on Friday local time collided with an unidentifiable object near Hei Ling Chau island, and then was towed back to the Hong Kong Macao Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan.

85 people injured in Hong Kong high-speed ferry accident

Eighty five people were injured Friday, three of them seriously, when a high-speed ferry travelling from Hong Kong to Macau hit an unidentified object in the water, authorities said. The nighttime crash, which took place on a popular tourist route, comes at a time of heightened public concern over the safety of maritime transport in Hong Kong's harbour, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Last month the city marked the one-year anniversary of a ferry collision which claimed 39 lives, Hong Kong's worst maritime disaster for over 40 years.

Two charged with manslaughter in Hong Kong ferry disaster

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police charged two boat captains with manslaughter on Thursday in connection with a ferry collision last year that killed 39 people in the city's worst maritime disaster in decades. The two were released on HK$20,000 (1,692.49 pounds) bail each on condition they do not leave Hong Kong. The case was adjourned to May 9.

Talks fail to break Hong Kong port strike

Talks between contractors for a Hong Kong port operator owned by tycoon Li Ka-shing and striking workers failed to resolve a wage dispute Wednesday, with no end in sight to the two-week-long protest. As many as 400 workers from Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) have been camping at the container port to seek a pay rise amid soaring costs in the city, one of the world's busiest container ports. The workers' representatives met the contractors for the first time Wednesday at a meeting mediated by the government's labour department but it failed to reach any consensus.
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