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Hong Kong’s iconic jumbo floating restaurant closed after facing adversity

The famous jumbo floating restaurant in Hong Kong on Sunday overturned in the South China Sea after facing “adverse conditions”. The ship sank when it was being towed away from its 46-year-old home by tugboats.

Jumbo floating restaurant sinks in South China Sea. (Image credit: FILE PHOTO/AFP)

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  • Hong Kong’s famous jumbo floating restaurant overturned on Sunday
  • No crew member was injured in the incident
  • The ship has welcomed celebrities such as Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise since 1976

Hong Kong’s famous jumbo floating restaurant capsized on Sunday (June 19) after facing “adverse conditions” in the South China Sea.

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No crew members were injured, Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“While passing through Zisha Island in the South China Sea, the vessel encountered adverse conditions, which entered the water before the tip began.”

“Despite the efforts of the towing company responsible for the voyage to save the ship, unfortunately, it capsized on Sunday.” The company said it was “deeply saddened” by the incident.

The vessel, which resembled a Chinese royal palace, has welcomed celebrities such as Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise with Cantonese cuisine since 1976.

Residents said goodbye to the iconic jumbo seafood restaurant on Tuesday (June 14) as it was towed away from the 46-year-old home by a tugboat.

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In 2020, Jumbo ceased operations due to the coronavirus outbreak. After months of Covid-19 restrictions, its parent company was unable to find a new owner and lacked the funds to maintain it.

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