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    Default Giant Chinese restaurant sinks in the high seas

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...outh-china-sea

    How the hell do you safely tow such a "vessel" in the open sea? And what was it doing in the Paracels? About to be incorporated into one of those island bases the Chinese are building?

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    Reading between the lines it sounds like it might have been scuttled.
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    Yup.

    In 2020 the owners offered it to Ocean Park for free.

    In 2021 Ocean Park basically said thanks, but no thanks.

    In 2022 it was being towed to an undisclosed location, and sank en route in 1000 metres of water.

    Probably quite convenient.

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    At 46 years old, the pontoon is well past its sell by date.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Giant Chinese restaurant sinks in the high seas

    Famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant Renamed
    Now known as: Sin King Lo


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    It's perhaps found a new role as a drive thru to cater for all the Chinese submarines tooling about in the South China Sea.

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    Jumbo in happier times:



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    Now serving fishfood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant Renamed
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    I can safely say 'I was never there' - last time in Hong Kong was 1972 . . .

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    I like the idea that a place that saw the demise of so much seafood is now their habitat.

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    We ate there in 2012. It wasn't that good and was very expensive. Certainly not worth the effort it took to get there. But it is a memory I'll never forget.

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    I never bothered with it. I tried not to give money to Uncle Stanley if I could avoid doing so.
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    I went there once in the mid '90s. I don't remember much about it other than the whole experience seemed rather tacky.

    I suppose it may be why it was considered to be such an iconic HK tourist spot.

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    The plot thickens:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/24/a...hnk/index.html
    on Thursday, facing pressure from authorities to disclose the circumstances surrounding the apparent wreckage, the vessel's owner, Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Limited, said in a statement the vessel and its accompanying tugboat were still in waters near the Paracel Islands (known as the Xisha Islands in China).


    The statement, provided to the Hong Kong government, did not indicate whether the vessel was still afloat, or if it had become separated from its tugboat.
    The apparent shift in messaging follows a request from Hong Kong's Marine Department for the restaurant group to provide a written report into the incident as part of an initial investigation.

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    Default Re: Giant Chinese restaurant sinks in the high seas

    Seems like a great diving attraction/artificial reef.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Seems like a great diving attraction/artificial reef.
    Not in a 1,000 meters of water.
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    Right. They it needs to be sunk in the right place.

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    Obviously a Chinese JUNK!

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    Default Re: Giant Chinese restaurant sinks in the high seas

    Shoulda paid attention to the fortune cookie...

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    Some supposed controversy now if it is really sunk or not. Whatever.
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