Customs boat capsized, 3 officers died, in collision with smugglers, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Customs boat CE13 with 5 Customs Officers on board on Jan 21 collided with allegedly, smuggling boat, carrying illegal cargo of frozen meat, near Chek Lap Kok island, north of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Customs boat capsized, leaving 3 officers trapped inside cabin. Divers rescued them, but all 3 died later in hospital. 2 officers who weren’t inside cabin, survived. Smugglers boat later was found and seized, with no people on board.
On photos seized smugglers boat and Customs boat of the same type as capsized CE 13.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.