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HK ferry disaster report finds 'litany of errors'

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A "litany of errors" contributed to a Hong Kong ferry disaster in which 39 people were killed, an inquiry found Tuesday, slamming the marine department for "systemic failings" in safety standards. 

The Lamma IV, pictured on October 2, 2012 the morning after it collided with a Hong Kong ferry killing 39 people. A "litany of errors" contributed to the disaster according to an inquiry which slamming the marine department for "systemic failings" in safety standards.

In the city's worst sea disaster in more than 40 years the pleasure boat Lamma IV, carrying more than 120 people, collided with the high-speed Sea Smooth ferry and partially sank within just two minutes near Lamma Island last October.

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