Closed iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant sails away after the operator announced it would leave Hong Kong because of a lack of funds for maintenance, in Hong Kong, China, June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong’s Iconic Jumbo Restaurant Capsizes In South China Sea

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June 20, 2022

By Hayley Wong

Jun 20, 2022 (Bloomberg) –Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized on Sunday after facing adverse conditions in the South China Sea.

The incident occurred when the floating restaurant passed the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, resulting in water entering the vessel before it began to tip, owner Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Ltd. said in a statement. No crew members were injured, it said. 

Aberdeen Restaurant is “very saddened by this accident,” according to the statement. “The company is now getting further details of the accident from the towing company.”

The Jumbo restaurant, an iconic tourist destination in Hong Kong for decades, was forced to shut down operations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It was towed away from Hong Kong on June 14. 

–With assistance from Bei Hu.

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