Two Hong Kong boat captains appeared in court Thursday accused of manslaughter over a ferry collision last year that claimed 39 lives in the city's worst maritime disaster in decades.
The damaged Lamma IV boat is lowered onto a barge on October 14, 2012. Hong Kong police Thursday charged two captains with manslaughter after a ferry collision last year that claimed 39 lives in the city's worst maritime disaster in decades.
Chow Chi-wai, 56, and Lai Sai-ming, 55, were charged with 39 counts of manslaughter over the incident, which generated shock in the Asian financial hub, one of the world's busiest ports, that prides itself on its safety record.
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