The famed Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Hong Kong capsized on Sunday after it encountered ‘opposed situations’ within the South China Sea. The vessel sank when it was being towed away by tugboats from its house of 46 years.
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized within the South China Sea. (Image credit: File photograph/AFP)
HIGHLIGHTSHong Kong’s well-known Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized on SundayNo crew members had been injured within the incidentThe vessel has welcomed celebrities reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise since 1976
Hong Kong’s well-known Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized on Sunday (June 19) after encountering “adverse conditions” within the South China Sea.
No crew members had been injured, stated the Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises in a press release posted on Twitter.
“When passing Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, the vessel encountered adverse conditions which water soon entered before it began to tip.”
“Despite the efforts of the towing company responsible for the trip to rescue the vessel, unfortunately, it capsized on Sunday.” The firm added it was “very saddened” by this incident.
The vessel, which resembled a Chinese imperial palace, has welcomed celebrities reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise with Cantonese delicacies since 1976.
Residents had stated their goodbyes to the long-lasting Jumbo Seafood Restaurant on Tuesday (June 14) because it was towed away by tugboats from its house of 46 years.
In 2020, Jumbo ceased operations as a result of coronavirus outbreak. After months of Covid-19 restrictions, its dad or mum firm was unable to discover a new proprietor and lacked the funds to take care of it.