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Jumbo should not have been towed to the open ocean: marine expert


Jumbo Floating Restaurant should not have been towed to the open ocean, a marine expert said, as he added that transporting by semi-submersible ship may not be feasible either. The restaurant, which was towed away from Hong Kong last week, capsized in the South China Sea on Sunday due to extreme weather conditions. A veteran member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marine Technology Lee Kin-kwong said the restaurant was a wharf boat, which had no power itself. He added that once an accident happens, the tugboat will have to abandon the floating boat for its safety. As for Jumbo Group's Tai Pak Floating Restaurant, which was shipped to the Philippines in 1999 with a semi-submersible transport ship, Lee said the larger size of Jumbo Restaurant may result in expensive transportation fees and not that feasible.


Source: The Standard June 21, 2022 14:45 UTC



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