Press statement by the Honourable Mr Justice Lunn

Following is a statement issued on behalf of the Honourable Mr Justice Michael Victor Lunn, Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court, on the appointments to the Commission of Inquiry into the collision of vessels near Lamma Island:

     "In accepting our appointments as Chairman and Commissioner of the Commission of Inquiry, Mr Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun and I acknowledge the widespread concern and grief of the community over the tragic incident and wish to express our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.

     "We intend to conduct a thorough and open Inquiry and to report to the Chief Executive within the time period requested of us.

     "All initial enquiries by interested parties may be directed to the Secretary of the Commission of Inquiry, Mr Laurie Lo Chi-hong, at 2313 9309."

Ends/Monday, October 22, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:59