A ferry worker yawns as he waits for a commuter ferry to dock in Hong Kong on May 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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Two Hong Kong government officials charged over the city's worst maritime disaster in four decades, which claimed 39 lives, will go on trial in late May, reports said Wednesday.The case follows the jailing of two boat captains for the 2012 collision between a high-speed ferry and a pleasure boat following a gripping 60-day trial.It was the city's most serious maritime accident since 1971, when a ferry between Hong Kong and Macau sank off the island of Lantau during a typhoon, killing 88 people.
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