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Hong Kong Boat Collision Injures 35 People Off Cheung Chau

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May 22 (Bloomberg) -- A ferry bound for Macau collided with a Chinese cargo ship off Hong Kong’s Cheung Chau island, injuring 35 people, police said.

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.

Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management is owned by Hong Kong-listed Shun Tak Holdings Ltd. and China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Ltd, according to the company’s website.

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

In 2012, 38 people were killed when a ferry collided with a boat carrying Chinese New Year revelers. It was the city’s worst maritime disaster since at least 1984.

To contact the reporter on this story: Regina Tan in Hong Kong at rtan87@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Tan Hwee Ann at hatan@bloomberg.net Nicholas Wadhams